Dr. Leslie Larson Cooper graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1980 and became a member of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 1995 (one of the very few in the country!). She entered private practice in 1980 and continued to serve as a lecturer at UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital until 2002. She now focuses on private practice exclusively. Dr. Cooper's interests include the human-animal bond and feline behavior. When not working, she likes quilting and costuming, photography, and singing at church and with the Davis Community Chorale, along with her sons Ben and Nick.