Jill Goldman was born in Montreal Quebec. After her undergraduate degree in Psychology, she moved to Halifax Nova Scotia to study wolves at Dalhousie University for her Masters (M.Sc.). For her Doctorate (Ph.D.), she moved to Toronto Ontario to study primates at York University and The Toronto Zoo. Dr. Jill then moved to New York City for her Post Doctoral Fellowship at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and Central Park Zoo. After the 2-year clinical residency she was Certified as an Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB) by the Animal Behavior Society. Dr. Jill is qualified to assess and treat the behavior of companion animals and some exotic captives, which she has been doing via her Southern California clinic since 2005.
Behavioral issues are the leading reason people relinquish their pets to shelters. According to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior; Behavior problems are the number one cause of death in dogs under three years of age. Dr. Jill treats and prevents behavioral issues by understanding the situation from the animal's unique perspective (Umwelt (o͝omvelt)The world as it is experienced by a particular organism.). And by improving the behavior of animals and their relationships with people and other animals, lives are saved. Each species, and each individual in that species experiences the world through their unique sensory system and past conditioning. It is essential to treat each animal as unique.