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Taylor Kirby-Madden

DVM, Behavior
Dr. Kirby-Madden
Staff Veterinarian
Dr. Kirby-Madden

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) Resident

Specialties Include:

Low-stress handling techniques

Dr. Kirby-Madden has a special interest and wide range of experience in behavioral medicine and is currently an American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) Resident. She started her career working with animals at the Animal Rescue League of Boston, helping to design and implement behavior modification plans for dogs and cats with aggression, anxiety, and other behavioral special needs. She also worked as a dog trainer for several years before attending The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. While in veterinary school, she was President of the student chapter of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and won a prestigious research award to examine the effects of environmental enrichment in shelter dogs. She presented her research findings at the 2013 meeting of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, and the findings were subsequently published in the April 2014 Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Kirby-Madden was the staff veterinarian on the Behavior Service at the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston until she decided to open her own practice closer to home on Cape Cod and join the staff at VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital. She has lectured at Angell Animal Medical Center, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and continues to offer her expertise to professionals. Dr. Kirby-Madden is a Fear Free Certified professional and is enthusiastic about sharing how to implement low-stress handling techniques in hospitals, shelters, or at home. She loves helping people understand the "why" of their pet's behavior, as well as designing individualized, workable plans to help improve quality of life for pets and their people.
VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital

595 Columbian Street

South Weymouth, MA 02190

Main: 781-337-6622

Fax: 781-337-0069

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Appointments Seen:

Monday - Friday, 7am-9pm
Saturday, 9am-5pm
Sunday, 9am-4pm
Emergency Services Open 24/7

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