Dr. Lawrence J. Myers
Dr. Lawrence Myers has over 35 years experience in dealing with domestic animal behavior problems and is also a professor at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Myers, an Associate Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, joined the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. He received his M.S. from Oklahoma State University in zoology with emphasis on animal behavior, his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in neurophysiology, and his D.V.M. from Mississippi State University.
Research interests include both fundamental and applied research in the areas of sensory physiology and pathophysiology. Further research is ongoing into various aspects of animal behavior, including training methods for dogs and behavioral problems of domestic species. More specifically, fairly large-scale studies on factors influencing performance of dogs and dog-handler teams are being done, along with studies of the electrical activity of the olfactory and trigeminal systems and the influence of disease and environmental conditions upon the senses of smell, vision, and taste.
Dr. Myers is currently a member of the AVMA, AVSAB, ABS, CADA, CNCA, and IFRI.