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Julia D. Albright, MA, DVM, DACVB

Assistant Professor
Petsafe Chair in Small Animal Behavior Research

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-5576
FAX: (865) 974-5554


  • B.S. (Psychology) - Vanderbilt University, 1998
  • M.A. (Experimental Psychology) - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 2001
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 2005


  • Animal Behavior Residency - Cornell University, 2006-2009
  • Animal Behavior Postdoctoral Fellowship - Cornell University, 2009-2010

Board Certification

  • Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, 2009

Clinical Interests

  • Agression, anxiety, phobias, compulsive behaviors, and inappropriate elimination in domestic, avian, and exotic species

Research Interests

  • Behavioral genetics
  • Equine stereotypic behaviors
  • Human-animal bond

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
  • American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviorists
  • International Society for Applied Ethology