Tabitha Kucera, RVT, CCBC, KPA-CTP

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Tabitha Kucera is a Level 3 Fear Free- and Low Stress Handling-certified RVT, CCBC, and KPA-CTP, and is the owner of Chirrups and Chatter cat behavior consulting and training and Positively Pawsitive dog behavior consulting and training.


  • 10+ years working professionally with pets
  • Registered Veterinary Technician since 2009
  • Low Stress Handling and Fear Free Level 3 certified
  • Karen Pyror Academy Certified Training Partner
  • Certified Cat Behavior Consultant
  • Pet Professional Guild, Cat Committee, Co-Chair
  • Together Initiative for Ohio's Community Cats, Board Member


Tabitha has over a decade of experience working at several small animal veterinary hospitals, farm sanctuaries, and various cat and dog rescues over the years, fulfilling many roles, including veterinary technician, trainer, behavior consultant, and more. She currently owns dog and cat behavior consulting and training businesses and writes for fear free, low stress handling, and Pet Professional Guild among others.  

Tabitha also lectures to the general public, shelters, and veterinary professionals about cat and dog care and behavior, including how to make veterinary visits less stressful, feline friendly handling, community cats, and dog and cat body language. She has presented on various pet topics in Ohio, Florida, Portland, New Orleans, and Michigan. 


Tabitha graduated from Stautzenberger college with an associate of applied science in veterinary technology in 2009 and passed the veterinary technician national exam in 2010 to be awarded her license as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in the state of Ohio.

She continued to teach herself more about behavior and animal care through continuing education, workshops, completing her low stress handling and fear free certification, becoming a Karen Pryor Academy Certified training partner, and a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant through the IAABC. 

She currently attends conferences and completes continuing education to stay up to date with animal medicine and behavior. Tabitha is currently pursuing a veterinary technician specialty (VTS) in behavior and is still regularly contributing veterinary content for The Spruce Pets. 

Expertise: Cat Behavior and Training, Dog Behavior and Training
Education: Stautzenberger College-Brecksville
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Title: Veterinary Technician

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