Behavior Consultation for individual pet owners, shelters, rescue organizations, and zoos.
Preventative care behavior consultation for owners looking to mitigate behavior concerns when adding a pet into their homes.
Addition of pets into a home with a baby or toddler, or adding a baby to a home with a pet with or without behavioral concerns.
Continuing education in regards to Fear Free Practices and Cooperative Care for veterinary clinics and staff.
Continuing education in regards to the psychiatric care of animals ( multi-species).
VETERINARY PSYCHIATRIC AND BEHAVIOR CENTER CAN HELP WITH YOUR PET'S BEHAVIOR
Veterinary behaviorists are doctors of veterinary medicine who have attended a veterinary program for 4 years post undergraduate degree and then continue their study for an additional 3 to 8 years of specialized education, publication, and research. They are knowledgeable in all species, current scientific literature, learning theory, psychotropic medications, and medical causes that can directly affect behavior.
Veterinarians who specialize in behavior have an advanced skill set and an understanding of how to help your pet in a holistic capacity by assessing the physical, environmental, and mental components that could contribute to or cause behaviors.
ABOUT DR. TUCKER
Dr. Heather Tucker is a doctor of veterinary medicine and a current veterinary behavior resident through the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Dr. Valerie Tynes, DACVB, DACAW, serves as her residency mentor.
Dr. Tucker grew up in central Georgia with a multitude of different species as pets throughout her life. She attended the University of Georgia for her Bachelor's degree in biological science which was received in 2010. Then she attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine for her doctorate degree, which was acquired in 2014. She worked in shelter medicine, small animal medicine, emergency medicine, and exotic animal medicine over the course of that time before pursuing clinical animal behavior medicine exclusively. During the time prior to residency, Dr. Tucker worked with large animals, small animals, parrots, pocket pets, and wildlife, and started a behavior consultation service at each practice she was an associate with since 2014.