Have you ever walked into a room to find your cat staring at you, or witnessed them watching you as you eat? Your cat is not challenging you to a staring contest but why is...
Tabitha Kucera, RVT, CCBC, KPA-CTPTabitha enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge and experience to help clients resolve, manage, and prevent many types of dog and cat behavior issues, such as house soiling, attention seeking behaviors, destructive behaviors, aggression, fear-based behaviors, tension between pets, introducing new pets, leash pulling, and fear and stress associated with handling and grooming.
- 10+ years working professionally with pets
- Registered Veterinary Technician since 2009
- Low Stress Handling and Fear Free Level Elite certified
- Karen Pyror Academy Certified Training Partner
- Certified Cat Behavior Consultant
- Pet Professional Guild, Cat Committee, Co-Chair
- Together Initiative for Ohio's Community Cats, Board Member
Tabitha graduated from Stautzenberger college with an associate of applied science in veterinary technology in 2009 and passed the veterinary technician national exam in 2010 to be awarded her license as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in the state of Ohio. She continued to teach herself more about behavior and animal care through continuing education, workshops, completing her low stress handling and fear free certification, becoming a Karen Pryor Academy Certified training partner, and a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant through the IAABC. She currently attends conferences and completes continuing education to stay up to date with animal medicine and behavior.
Tabitha has over 10 years experience working at several small animal veterinary hospitals, farm sanctuaries, and various cat and dog rescues over the years, fulfilling many roles, including veterinary technician, trainer, behavior consultant, and more. She currently owns dog and cat behavior consulting and training businesses and writes for fear free, low stress handling, and Pet Professional Guild among others. Tabitha also lectures to the general public, shelters, and veterinary professionals about cat and dog care and behavior, including how to make veterinary visits less stressful, feline friendly handling, community cats, and dog and cat body language. She has presented on various pet topics in Ohio, Florida, Portland, New Orleans, and Michigan.
Tabitha enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge and experience to help clients resolve, manage, and prevent many types of dog and cat behavior issues, such as house soiling, attention seeking behaviors, destructive behaviors, aggression, fear-based behaviors, tension between pets, introducing new pets, leash pulling, and fear and stress associated with handling and grooming. Tabitha also offers educational lectures and workshops to the general public, veterinary professionals, training, and shelter professionals. Tabitha revels in educating others through writing, behavior consulting, and lecturing on all things related to cats and dogs. This includes reducing the fear, anxiety, and stress animals and their owners often experience with veterinary visits, handling, travel, and medical procedures, socialization, preventing behavior issues, fear free handling, shelter enrichment and behavior programs, and more.