Behavioral Medicine Service, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical Behavioral Medicine | Neuroscience | Veterinary Psychopharmacology


Research Interests

  • Feline and canine cognition
  • Veterinary psychiatry, psychology, behavior therapy and psychopharmacology
  • Clinical and welfare applications of environmental enrichment, shelter medicine

Educational Background

  • ​DVM – 2002; Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
  • M.S. – 2006; Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
  • PhD – 2010; Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) since 2014
  • Fear Free Certified Professional and Speaker since 2014

Teaching Experience

  • Bioethics
  • Ethology
  • Neuroscience
  • Clinical behavioral medicine, veterinary psychiatry and psychology
  • Applied animal welfare
  • Clinical behavioral medicine applied to shelter medicine

Selected Publications

Dr. Dantas is the author and co-author of several peer-reviewed publications, books and book chapters. She is one of the editors of Veterinary Psychopharmacology, Second edition, 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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