Traci Shreyer

shreyerTraci Shreyer, M.A.

Traci received her undergraduate degree in psychology from The Ohio State University in the spring of 1992.She received her Master of Arts degree in Psychobiology, with a major in Comparative Psychology, in 1994. She is certification eligible through the Animal Behavior Society. She opened her own consulting practice in Columbus, Ohio and served clients and pets referred by their primary veterinarian for 15 years.

Traci spent the 5 years on staff in a combined appointment between the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and college at The Ohio State University.  She created the low stress animal handling curriculum and coordinated the hands on labs for the core first year behavior course.  Along with her team she also created a one of a kind program in the area of applied animal behavior relevant to general practitioners that taught 4th year veterinary students during their “Community Practice” rotation, and supported the needs of their patients and clients. 

 Her research, teaching, and outreach interests included low stress handling techniques for companion animals, behavioral wellness and problem prevention, effective problem behavior triage, environmental enrichment and husbandry training techniques for companion animals as well as captive exotics, and education focused on these for veterinary students, practicing veterinarians and technicians.  She currently lectures and privately consults in these areas, while also focusing on scientific writing.