Alicea Howell LVT, VTS (Behavior), KPA CTP 

Alicea Howell graduated from Purdue University with her Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2003, and received her animal training certification through the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior in 2008. She was one of the first veterinary technicians to earn her VTS in Behavior in July of 2010.  Alicea worked as a behavior technician in a small animal and exotic practice in Franklin, Indiana, where she had been teaching puppy classes, clicker training classes, behavior modification and cooperative behavior for more than sixteen years; working with both dogs and cats. Alicea is a leader in veterinary technology, consulting veterinary hospitals on adding behavior
wellness and intervention to general veterinary practices, including ways to decrease stress in patients.  Alicea now lives in Traverse City, MI with her husband and two dogs and has opened Traverse City's only Fear Free training center. 

Alicea is a nationally recognized speaker, providing lectures and hands-on labs for veterinarians and veterinary technicians at state, regional, and national veterinary conferences. She has written many articles for veterinary publications and has published a book on cooperative care for

Wiley publishing entitled Cooperative Veterinary Care.  Alicea is a past president of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians and of the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians.