Dogs and cats with behavior problems are difficult to treat, but a veterinary nurse knowledgeable in learning theory and reward-based behavior modification training techniques can be a veterinarian’s most valuable asset with these patients. Veterinary nurses, unlike trainers or noncertified behaviorists, must adhere to a state practice act that prohibits diagnosing and prescribing treatment for behavior conditions, so the veterinarian and veterinary nurse must work side-by-side when formulating management and treatment plans. 

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