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About Dr. Robert M. Miller

After graduation from Colorado State University, Dr. Miller settled in Thousand Oaks, California, where he founded the Conejo Valley Veterinary Clinic.  Thirty-one years later, he retired as a renowned veterinarian and expert in ethology (the study of animal behavior). Dr. Miller has visited every continent giving lectures to colleges, conventions for animal groups, horse organizations, breed associations and other clients.   He has received numerous professional awards for his involvement with equine associations, production of videos, and lecturing.  He has authored several books, and his acute sense of humor and love of cartoons have provided seven veterinary cartoon books.  

Dr. Miller has been on the editorial staff of  Veterinary Medicine, Modern Veterinary Practice, Veterinary Forum, and Western Horseman and other horse magazines.  He is internationally known for his lectures and seminars.

To read past issues of his monthly column Mind Over Miller, click: Past Columns
To order a copy of the book, click:  Mind Over Miller book

Dr. Miller retired from his veterinary practice in 1987 in order to devote his full time to the teaching of equine behavior and to support the revolution in horsemanship that began in the Western United States in the late 20th Century and is now a worldwide phenomenon.  He is best known for his scientifically based system of training newborn foals.  Called imprint training, if done correctly, it is the fastest, and most profound method of permanently shaping a horse's responses and attitude.   Imprint training is now in use all over the world.

Read a recent interview with Dr. Miller In Veterinary Medicine

Curriculum Vitae
     B.S.,  Animal Husbandry, University of Arizona, 1951 
     D.V.M., Colorado State University, 1956
Professional Background
 	General Practice, all species, 1956 - 1987
	Founder and Chief-of-Staff. Conejo Valley Veterinary Clinic, Thousand Oaks, California. A 12 doctor group and an American Animal Hospital Association facility when
	Dr. Miller retired in 1987.
	Editorial Staff of Veterinary Medicine, Modern Veterinary Practice, Veterinary Forum. and Western Horseman.
	American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
	California Veterinary Medical Association
	Ventura County Veterinary Medical Association
	American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)
	American Association. of Zoo Veterinarians
	American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior 
	International Directory of Equine Behavior Researchers
	Health Problems of the Horse,1967. Revised 1988; Western Horseman Publishing
 	Most of My Patients Are Animals, 1987, Paul Eriksson Publishing Co.
 	Imprint Training of the Newborn Foal, 1991, Western Horseman Publishing
	Ranchin', Ropin', and Doctorin', 1993, Veterinary Data Publishing Co. 
	Understanding the Ancient Secrets of the Horse's Mind, 2000, Russell Meerdink Co. Republished 2011, RMM Communications
	Mind Over Miller, 2003 Veterinary Healthcare Communications
	A Midstream Collection, (veterinary cartoons), 2003 Veterinary Learning Systems
	The Revolution in Horsemanship (and What It Means to Mankind), 2005 The Lyons Press
	Natural Horsemanship Explained, 2007 The Lyons Press
	The Passion for Horses & Artistic Talent  An Unrecognized Connection, 2010; RMM Communications 
	Handling the Equine Patient, 2010; RMM Communications 
 	Yes, We Treat Aardvarks  Stories from an Extraordinary Veterinary Practice, 2010; RMM Communications
	Am I Getting Too Old For This? 2007 Robert M Miller Communications & Veterinary Pet Insurance 
	Is It An Emergency  A Book of Dog Cartoons by RMM, 2012 Robert M Miller Communications 
 	Seven books of veterinary cartoons since 1960, American Veterinary Publications 

	Influencing the Horse's Mind, Palomino Productions, 1984
	Imprint Training of the Foal. Palomino Productions, 1986
	Control of the Horse - The Art Of Restraint, Video Horse World, 1994
	Early Learning, Video Velocity, 1995
	Understanding Horses, Video Velocity, 1999
	Safer Horsemanship, Video Velocity, 1999
	Lameness, Its Cause and Prevention, Video Velocity, 2012
	Scientific papers - over 50 since 1959
 	Magazine articles - over 350 since 1955
Lectures & Seminars
Over 400 since 1964 to universities, veterinary associations and animal organizations on various aspects of veterinary science,
horsemanship, ethology, animal behavior-shaping, and veterinary management and philosophy. Locations have been world-
wide, including North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Miscellaneous Professional Activities
             Consultant and researcher for the pharmaceutical industry
             Legal consultant and expert witness, advertising and marketing consultant for the veterinary supply industry
Professional Awards
	California Veterinary Medical Association, Award of Merit, 1973
	American Animal Hospital Association, Award of Merit, 1978
	American Animal Hospital Association, Award. for Outstanding Service, 1989
	Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year, 1995
	Colorado State University, George H. Glover Gallery of distinguished Alumni. 1995
	American Veterinary Medical Association President's Award, 1996
	North American Saddle Mule Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 1996
	Western States Horse Expo Hall of Fame, 2004
	Polish Equestrian Federation, FEI Outstanding Commitment to Improving Natural Horsemanship, 2010 
	Western Horseman Magazine, Horseman of the Year 2012 
	Western Veterinary Conference - Equine Continuing Educator of the Year 2012 
	Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, Don Mahan Memorial Award 2013 

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