CARLO SIRACUSA, DVM, PH.D., DACVB
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA – PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Carlo Siracusa obtained his DVM from the University of Messina, Italy, and his Ph.D. from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, defending a thesis on perioperative stress in dogs and the effect of pheromone therapy. He completed a residency in animal behavior at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where he is currently an associate professor of clinical animal behavior and welfare, as well as the director of the animal behavior service. Dr. Siracusa is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, of which he serves as president, and by the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavior Medicine. His research interests focus on canine stress evaluation and control; canine and feline temperament evaluation; prognostic factors and treatment outcome of behavior problems; and behavior and cognitive changes in dogs with medical disease.