Colleen S. Koch, DVM, DACVB

Dr. Colleen Koch graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She has practiced small animal and equine medicine. Dr. Koch completed the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. In 2014 she became the animal behavior consultant for the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center- Wentzville. Dr. Koch became a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist in November of 2017. She wrote the feature article in Veterinary Medicine “A low-stress handling algorithm: Key to happier visits and healthier pets” and co-authored a chapter in the “Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff.” She also serves on the Fear Free® task force promoting the education of veterinary professionals to reduce fear in their patients. Dr. Koch’s mission is to provide humane and respectful care for her patients and their owners. The restoration of the human animal bond through education of the public, pet professionals, and veterinary professionals about the causes and treatment of behavior problems is equally important. Dr. Koch practices clinical behavioral medicine at Lincoln Land Animal Clinic, Ltd in Jacksonville, IL ( and the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center -Mizzou Animal Behavior Clinic in Wentzville, MO.

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