Dr. John Ciribassi is a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, and is devoted to educating veterinarians and veterinary technicians about animal behavior and the benefits of improving their animal clients’ vet-visit experience.
Dr. Ciribassi earned his BS in Biology from the University of Illinois, then went on to earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. After graduation he practiced dairy medicine in Pennsylvania along with his wife, Elise, also a veterinarian. In 1988 Drs. John and Elise Ciribassi returned to Illinois where they opened the Gary at North Veterinary Center, a companion animal practice in Carol Stream. In 1998, he began the process of board certification with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Soon after he began the Chicagoland Veterinary Behavior Consultants, an animal behavior specialty practice. Dr. Ciribassi continued in private practice as well, and in 2002 purchased the Carol Stream Animal Hospital, merging with the Gary at North Veterinary Center. In 2006, Dr. Ciribassi passed his boards to become a board certified veterinary behaviorist. He has served as President of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association as well as President of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB). He lives in Carol Stream with Elise and his daughters Danielle and Rebekah.
Dr. Ciribassi is co-editor of the acclaimed book Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones and a frequent media spokesman on animal interests.