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Veterinary Behavior Consultant Rolan Tripp, DVM, CABC
Author, Speaker, Inventor, and Founder of AnimalBehavior.Net (ABN)

Prior to receiving his doctorate in veterinary medicine from U.C. Davis, Dr. Rolan Tripp completed a Music BA (Percussion Performance) with a special focus in rock drumming, and a Philosophy Minor (Ethics, Logic). This logical yet philosophical approach blended with an affinity for performance shows in Dr. Tripp's entertaining, educational and captivating writing and speaking styles.

Dr. Rolan Tripp is certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) in both canine and feline behavior.

In gratitude for his education and the veterinary profession, Dr. Tripp has served as the: CVMA Membership Chair, CVMA Representative for the American Heartworm Society, and Santa Clara VMA President. He recently completed a 6 year term representing private practice, exclusively small animal, on the AVMA Council on Veterinary Service.

Current memberships include: AVMA, CVMA, SCVMA, Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics, and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.

His lectures on animal behavior include: Vets21 in Tokyo, Japan; CanWest Veterinary Conference in Banff, Canada; the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and in 2016 Puerto Rico, and Cayman Islands. Dr. Tripp has lectured extensively at Veterinary Conferences and at Veterinary Schools. In 2016 and 2017 he is lecturing for Science on Tap in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.

His video program, "VideoVet” earned four production awards. He can be seen on Animal Planet shows: "Petsburgh, USA" and "Good Dog U."  View Dr. Tripp's Animal Planet Segments

Dr. Tripp and his wife, Susan Tripp, MS, started the first early puppy socialization and training classes in pet stores (Wellpet, now Petco) in 1986, and inside of veterinary hospital lobbies in 1988 after Dr. Tripp learned that more dogs are euthanized due to behavior than all medical conditions combined and that the best prevention was early learning. Since then, they have both worked to improve pet welfare and pet-family relationships.

Dr. Tripp and his wife Susan owned and operated the La Mirada Animal Hospital in California from 1989 to 1999 where they added early puppy socialization and training classes, daycare, behavior counseling, treats, early gentle handling and medication when needed to prevent Pet physical and emotional pain and fear of veterinary services. Dr. Tripp has lectured for decades and offered wet labs at veterinary conventions to teach veterinary teams how to start early gentle handling and use distraction techniques to prevent Pet pain and fear.

Dr. Tripp founded the Animal Behavior Network (ABN) to help put early puppy socialization classes and behavior services into veterinary practices nationwide. Dr. Tripp’s veterinary practice manual, 
Pet Perception Management™ is a guide for veterinarians on how to begin offering behavior services.

In 2010, Dr. Rolan and Susan Tripp became the behavior team for Hannah the Pet Society in Portland, Oregon to help more Pets and people with an affordable model for all veterinary and behavior services. Hannah members get 24/7 all inclusive veterinary care, prescriptions, all behavior services including unlimited consultations and unlimited training classes starting with early puppy socialization, at one low monthly fee that most people can afford. Healthy dogs start at $59/month and go up $1/month every year.  Pre-existing conditions like dental issues are reduced by 50% and paid over 12 months with no interest. For Pets on the plan, all exams, vaccines, deworming, dentistry, surgery, blood, urine and skin testing, x-ray, ultrasound, surgeries, treatments, emergencies, etc., are included. You can catch illness early when easier to treat to prevent pet discomfort and extend your pet's life. Senior Pet extended care is covered at no additional fees.

Members of Hannah the Pet Society have formed a Pet Advocacy group with the desire to help more Pets and people nationwide. See

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