Lisa Radosta DVM, DACVB

Lisa Radosta DVM, DACVB

Board-Certified Veterinary Behaviorist

Dr. Radosta is a board certified veterinary behaviorist and owner of Florida Veterinary Behavior Service since 2006. 
 
She is a well known national and international speaker. She has written for the Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat; Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Consult, Canine and Feline and Small Animal Pediatrics, and Decoding Your Cat. She is the coauthor of From Fearful to Fear Free.
 
She has published scientific research articles on the incidence of thyroid disease in aggressive dogs, housetraining in small dogs, cat welfare and client communication. She has written review articles for Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Compendium, NAVC, Clinician’s Brief, VetStream and AAHA Newstat. She is the Behavior section editor for Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. She served on the Fear Free Executive Council and the AAHA Behavior Management Task Force. 
 
She has been interviewed for many publications including Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, Palm Beach Post, NAVC Clinician’s Brief, Sun Sentinel, WebMD, AAHA trends, Real Simple, Chewy.com, and AAHA News Stat. She has appeared on Lifetime television, Laurie Live, News Channel 25 (West Palm Beach, WPBF), Mitch Wilder's Amazing Pet Discoveries, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, News Channel 10 (Miami, ABC), and Steve Dale's Pet Talk.  She podcasts and teaches webinars for VetGirl and Dog Nerds.

Education & Training

I graduated from the University of Florida with my DVM and did a residency in behavioral medicine at University of Pennsylvania. 

Activities & Honors

American Veterinary College of Behaviorists, R.K. Anderson Resident Research Award (2006)

American Veterinary College of Behaviorists, R.K. Anderson Resident Research Award (2005)

Professional Memberships

American Veterinary Medical Assocation (AVMA)

Florida Veterinary Medical Assocation (FVMA)

Palm Beach Veterinary Society (PBVS)

Publications

Preliminary assessment of differences in completeness of house-training between dogs based on size. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 2020.

Section Editor, Small Animal Advances in Medicine and Surgery 2016-present

From Fearful to Fear Free, 2018

Five Minute Veterinary Consult, Fears Phobias and Anxieties, Behavior Modification, 2018

Clinician’s Brief: Separation Anxiety, Canine Enrichment, Feline Enrichment, Coprophagia, Storm Phobia, Fear Related Aggression, Zoobiquity, 2013-2017

Canine Aggression. Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat. Ed, Landsberg, Hunthausen, Ackerman, 2016.

Recent Articles

Cats Should Not Die for Peeing on the Bed

Cats Should Not Die for Peeing on the Bed

Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB
Jul 26, 2013
'Fixing' Your Dog: It’s a Dog, Not a Dent

'Fixing' Your Dog: It’s a Dog, Not a Dent

Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB
Jul 12, 2013
No, It is Not Your Fault

No, It is Not Your Fault

Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB
Apr 10, 2013