Rolan Tripp, DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Since obtaining his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from U.C. Davis in 1979, Dr. Tripp has served as the California Veterinary Medical Association Chairman of Membership, the California Representative for American Heartworm Society, and President of the Santa Clara Veterinary Medical Association.
In addition to private small animal practice, Dr. Tripp created a video program, "VideoVet." Four production awards led to offers from PBS and Cable Health Network to produce video segments about animals. His interest in animal behavior developed after discovering that behavior is the most common concern for pet owners, and the most common cause of euthanasia in pets. He is a paid content consultant and on-air personality for the Animal Planet Network and can be seen on the shows, "Petsburgh, USA" and "Good Dog U."
While developing a special interest in behavior, Dr. Tripp discovered the majority of problems with dogs could be prevented with "puppyhood" socialization. Dr. Tripp has supervised the training of over 4,000 puppies and has done extensive consulting on feline behavior. He is currently a member of the AVMA, CVMA, SCVMA, Humane Society, Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics, and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. In 1996 he was the featured speaker at the Animal Behavior Seminar in Tokyo, Japan.
In 1997, he presented a paper at the International Conference on Behavioral Medicine in Birmingham , England, and lectured at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He is an Affiliate Professor of Applied Animal Behavior at both Colorado State University Veterinary School and the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Schools.
Dr. Tripp works along with his wife, Susan, in an effort to transform the veterinary profession and family relationships with pets through behavior education and services. They created the AnimalBehavior.Net (ABN). This service allows AVH to provide behavioral diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plans for behavior and phase out unwanted behaviors, keeping pets happy and well-mannered in the home.