Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Nicholas H. Dodman

Professor

Behavioral Pharmacology, Animal Behavior
Section Head and Program Director, Animal Behavior

Campus Phone:
508-887-4640

Fax:
508-839-8734

Education

  • BVMS - Glasgow University School of Veterinary Medicine - 1970

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists (ACVA)
  • American College of Veterinary Behavior (ACVB)

Experience of breathing carbon dioxide

Author(s):Dodman, N.H.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Rare missense neuronal cadherin gene (CDH2) variants in specific obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette disorder phenotypes

Author(s):Moya, P.R. | Dodman, N.H. | Timpano, K.R. | Rubenstein, L.M. | Rana, Z. | Fried, R.L. | Reichardt, L.F. | Heiman, G.A. | Tischfield, J.A. | King, R.A. | Galdzicka, M. | Ginns, E.I. | Wendland, J.R.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: European Journal of Human Genetics

Brain structural abnormalities in Doberman pinschers with canine compulsive disorder

Author(s):Ogata, N. | Gillis, T.E. | Liu, X. | Cunningham, S.M. | Lowen, S.B. | Adams, B.L. | Sutherland-Smith, J. | Mintzopoulos, D. | Janes, A.C. | Dodman, N.H. | Kaufman, M.J.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry

The effect of thyroid replacement in dogs with suboptimal thyroid function on owner-directed aggression: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Author(s):Dodman, N.H. | Aronson, L. | Cottam, N. | Dodds, J.W.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research

The effectiveness of the Anxiety Wrap in the treatment of canine thunderstorm phobia: An open-label trial

Author(s):Cottam, N. | Dodman, N.H. | Ha, J.C.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research

Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2010, author response to letter by Don Henneke, Sheryl King, William Day and Pat Evans regarding Association of phenylbutazone usage in horses bought for slaughter: A public health risk

Author(s):Marini, A.M. | Blondeau, N. | Dodman, N.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Food and Chemical Toxicology

Protecting horses at the track.

Author(s):Dodman, N.H.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Debate continues on horse welfare issue

Author(s):Dodman, N.H. | Winand, N.J.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Characteristics of compulsive tail chasing and associated risk factors in bull terriers

Author(s):Moon-Fanelli, A.A. | Dodman, N.H. | Famula, T.R. | Cottam, N.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Interdog household aggression: 38 cases (2006-2007)

Author(s):Wrubel, K.M. | Moon-Fanelli, A.A. | Maranda, L.S. | Dodman, N.H.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

The use of clonidine in the treatment of fear-based behavior problems in dogs: An open trial

Author(s):Ogata, N. | Dodman, N.H.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research

Association of phenylbutazone usage with horses bought for slaughter: A public health risk

Author(s):Dodman, N. | Blondeau, N. | Marini, A.M.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Food and Chemical Toxicology

A single-blinded case-control study of memantine in severe obsessive-compulsive disorder

Author(s):Stewart, S.E. | Jenike, E.A. | Hezel, D.M. | Stack, D.E. | Dodman, N.H. | Shuster, L. | Jenike, M.A.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology

A canine chromosome 7 locus confers compulsive disorder susceptibility

Author(s):Dodman, N.H. | Karlsson, E.K. | Moon-Fanelli, A. | Galdzicka, M. | Perloski, M. | Shuster, L. | Lindblad-Toh, K. | Ginns, E.I.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Molecular Psychiatry

Questions claims in unwanted horse survey report

Author(s):Dodman, N. | Heyde, C.
Publication year: 2009
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Clinical use of an herbal-derived compound (Huperzine A) to treat putative complex partial seizures in a dog

Author(s):Schneider, B.M. | Dodman, N.H. | Faissler, D. | Ogata, N.
Publication year: 2009
Journal / Book title: Epilepsy and Behavior

The Combined Effects of Memantine and Fluoxetine on an Animal Model of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author(s):Wald, R. | Dodman, N. | Shuster, L.
Publication year: 2009
Journal / Book title: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology

Comparison of the effectiveness of a purported anti-static cape (the Storm Defender®) vs. a placebo cape in the treatment of canine thunderstorm phobia as assessed by owners' reports

Author(s):Cottam, N. | Dodman, N.H.
Publication year: 2009
Journal / Book title: Applied Animal Behaviour Science

Use of memantine in treatment of canine compulsive disorders

Author(s):Schneider, B.M. | Dodman, N.H. | Maranda, L.
Publication year: 2009
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research

Effect of a synthetic equine maternal pheromone during a controlled fear-eliciting situation: A critique on Falewee (2006)

Author(s):Dodman, N.H. | Wrubel, K.M. | Cottam, N.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Applied Animal Behaviour Science

General Research Interests

  • Pharmacologic control of animal behavior problems.

Research Interests by Area

Reproductive Biology and Neuroscience
  • Genetic basis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in animals and humans, Pharmacological management of OCD. Genetic basis of canine and feline behavioral disorders; drug therapy for behavior in dogs and cats.
Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder models in dogs and cats, and autism model in dogs

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Neurology and Behavior
  • Pharmacological management of obsessive/compulsive behavior disorders