Beth Groetzinger Strickler, MS, DVM, DACVB, CABC

Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist

Dr. Strickler received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Westminster College in northwestern Pennsylvania and her Masters degree in Psychology from Penn State University. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine She practiced general veterinary medicine in Tennessee prior to completing her specialty training in veterinary behavior at Appalachian Veterinary Specialists in Knoxville, TN. During her residency, she conducted a research project funded by the Waltham Foundation evaluating enrichment techniques utilized by cat owners. Dr. Strickler is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (DACVB). Dr. Strickler is also certified as a behavior consultant through the IAABC (International Association of Behavior Consultants).

Dr. Strickler was an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine for five years. She has also taught undergraduate psychology classes as an adjunct in Northeast Tennessee. She is an active lecturer to veterinarians and staff both nationally and regionally on veterinary behavior topics.

Because of her background of experience in both human psychology and animal behavior, Dr. Strickler brings a unique combination of knowledge, skill and compassion to her treatment of her patients. She also has a special interest in enhancing her patient’s lives through cognitive and physical enrichment.

Dr. Strickler enjoys hiking with her family, which includes two very active boys and two precious senior dogs.

Beth Kelley

Client Care Representative/Behavior Assistant

Beth is a graduate of Herkimer College in Upstate New York with a degree in Tourism and Events Management. She has worked in the travel industry, Kentucky State Government, and in the veterinary medical field. She joined our team as a Veterinary Behavior Assistant/Client Care Representative in the summer of 2016.

She grew up in Western New York, lived in Colorado, Kentucky and Alabama before she and her husband planted roots in Johnson City, TN. They have adopted two beautiful children, 2 dogs, 2 cats and a horse. Beth also enjoys working out, hiking and riding her horse.

Leticia Lamberty, LVT

Veterinary Nurse

Leticia is a licensed veterinary technician, is Fear Free Certified, and also Human Animal Bond Certified. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 20 years. She has always had an interest in animal behavior and positive reinforcement training. She is thrilled to be part of the Veterinary Behavior Solutions Team.

She grew up in Alabama, lived in Colorado for about 15 years, then moved to Tennessee in 2015 with her husband and daughter. Leticia has 3 amazing dogs, 2 adorable rescue cats, and a ball python. Leticia enjoys hiking with her dogs, traveling, and reading.

Debbie Sykes

Behavior Technician

Debbie’s background is in wildlife behavior, from studying blue whale behavior in California to wildlife rehabilitation and training mammals, birds, and reptiles using force free techniques. She has presented for the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association all around the country, as well as for the newly re-surged Tennessee Wildlife Educators and Rehabilitation Association here in Tennessee.

Debbie graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Biology, and moved to Nashville after meeting her husband, Luke, during an internship here. She discovered her love for helping people and their companion animals at Veterinary Behavior Solutions, and is excited to be a part of the team.

In her spare time she likes to rock climb and hike with her husband and their three dogs, Huxley, Tuesday, and Knuckles Chugsley.