Dr. Ellen Lindell is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB). She graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing general medicine and surgery for several years, Dr. Ellen Lindell began and completed a residency program in veterinary behavior at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Once she was board-certified, Dr. Ellen Lindell became an active participant in the College, taking on leadership roles including that of President of the ACVB.
Dr. Ellen Lindell established the first private behavior specialty practice in the New York / Connecticut area and devoted more than 20 years to providing behavior solutions for pets and their people. She recently moved to Western North Carolina to be closer to family, and admittedly, to enjoy the amazing weather and scenery.
Here in Asheville, Dr. Ellen Lindell has the opportunity to collaborate with a network of professionals that includes many skilled and compassionate dog trainers, veterinary technicians, and veterinarians, all dedicated to behavioral medicine. She is fortunate for the opportunity to offer behavior consultations in an office located in the WagHab Canine Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness Center where a group of professionals is devoted to improving the physical comfort of animals.
She believes strongly in collaboration with other professionals and experts in behavior and is proud to be one of the founding members of the Interdisciplinary Forum for Applied Animal Behavior (IFAAB), a group of behavior professionals with both medical and non-medical backgrounds that meets annually to share cutting edge information about animal behavior.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Ellen Lindell devotes time to teaching about behavior and has lectured extensively to veterinarians, pet professionals, and animal appreciators nation-wide. She is also a behavior consultant for the online VIN (Veterinary Information Network) community.
Dr. Ellen Lindell is proud to be a Certified Fear Free Professional. She is a member of the Fear Free Advisory Panel and is a Fully Approved Fear Free Speaker. She is dedicated to helping veterinary teams create Fear Free cultures in their practices, and to educating caregivers and pet professionals alike of the importance of a calm, safe veterinary experience.
Dr. Ellen Lindell has had the opportunity to contribute to several textbooks including the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavior, Blackwell’s 5-Minute Veterinary Consult, and the newly updated Blackwell’s 5-Minute Consult: Canine and Feline Behavior. She co-authored a chapter in the popular publication, Decoding Your Dog.
In her spare time, Dr. Ellen Lindell trains and shows her dogs in assorted dog sports. At the end of the day, she enjoys playing classical piano.