OUR SERVICES

Veterinarians who specialize in behavior have an advanced skill set and an understanding of how to help your pet in a holistic capacity assessing the physical, environmental, and mental components that could contribute to or cause behaviors.

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BEHAVIOR CONSULTATION

 

Behavior Consultation for individual pet owners, shelters, rescue organizations, and zoos.

PREVENTATIVE CARE

 

Preventative care behavior consultation for owners looking to mitigate behavior concerns when adding a pet into their homes.

FAMILY PLANNING

 

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

 

Continuing education in regards to Fear Free Practices and Cooperative Care for veterinary clinics and staff.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

Continuing education in regards to the psychiatric care of animals ( multi-species).

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COMMON BEHAVIOR ISSUES

Below are the most common behaviors we see; if you do not see a behavior listed it does not mean we cannot help! 
 

  • Aggression towards people familiar or unfamiliar 
  • Separation anxiety 
  • Repetitive/compulsive behavior
  • Self-injury 
  • Thunderstorm phobias 
  • Fear of fireworks, thunderstorms, and other noises
  • Hyperactivity
  • Fear of the veterinarian 
  • Pet integration with a new baby 
  • House soiling behaviors 
  • Leash reactivity
  • Inter-dog aggression 
  • Inter-cat aggression 
  • Travel anxiety 
  • Trailering problems
  • Feather picking
  • Fear of the groomer
  • Destructive behaviors 
  • Vocalization ( barking, screaming, yowling)
  • Attention-seeking behaviors 
  • Cognitive dysfunction 
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Stall repetitive behaviors
  • Cribbing
  • Foal rejection
  • Flank Biting 
 

Consults, Forms & Fees

VET - CLIENT- VET CONSULTATIONS TELEMEDICINE

Must have a valid patient-client relationship with the pet for consultation and a veterinarian within the last year. The veterinarian with the relationship will fill out a form prior to this appointment being facilitated for legal purposes. If you do not have a valid relationship with a veterinarian or the veterinarian with whom you do have a valid VPCR will not sign off on the teleconsultation or form then this appointment cannot be scheduled legally. When the veterinarian fills out the form, we will then perform a teleconsultation with the client in which the referring veterinarian can be (and we encourage to be) part of the tel consult. There will be no phone conversations with the client and the consulting DVM after the consultation, but an email with the referring veterinarian cc’d may be performed. The referring veterinarian on the case will make all final decisions on implementing recommendations given by the consulting veterinarian. This option is limited and best suited for animals that have challenges with travel such as equines, felines, farm animals, and zoo animals. All records including, but not limited to, history, videos, questionnaires, and medical records need to be received at least 72 hours prior to the appointment in order to use your time and finances wisely.

 

Please email the teleconsulting form filled out by your veterinarian to info@veterinarypsychiatry.com prior to scheduling the appointment, including current contact information from your veterinarian. This contact information will be used to obtain additional verification of approval of the consulting process. 

 
FORMS

The service waiver form, questionnaire applicable to the species of your pet, and RDVM teleconsulting form, if applicable, to the type of appointment scheduled need to be filled out and returned 72 hours prior to your appointment.

 

If you have scheduled and reserved an appointment time but do not have your forms in by the required time and then your appointment needs to be rescheduled or moved, you will be subject to the cancellation policy and forfeit your deposit which is the cost of the appointment scheduled. 

 

  • Initial Behavior Consultation 

    • $450/hr - Equine, Canine, Avian (pet), and Feline 

  • Initial Behavior Consultation  

    • $250 ( 40min-1 hour)- Porcine, Caprine, Small mammals, Chicken, Wildlife 

  • Recheck Behavior Consultation

    • $225 - 30 minutes of time - Equine, Canine, Avian, Feline 

  • Initial Behavior consultation 501c3 or Zoo

    • $300 / hr 

  • Initial Behavior Consultion( TELECONSULTING)

    • $450/hr - Equine, Canine, Avian (pet), and Feline 

  • Initial Behavior Consultation ( TELECONSULTING)

    • $250 ( 40min-1 hour)- Porcine, Caprine, Small mammals, Chicken, Wildlife 

  • Recheck Behavior Consultation ( TELECONSULTING)

    • $225 - 30 minutes of time - Equine, Canine, Avian, Feline 

  • Initial Behavior Consultation ( TELECONSULTING)  501c3 or Zoo

    • $300 / hr - MUST HAVE A DVM ON STAFF 

  • Emergency Initial Behavior Consultation

    • $600 - 1hour - This is an appointment that is requested immediately in lieu of waiting the standard 6-8 weeks for behavior appointment availability. This appointment will require flexibility on the pet parents' part as it may be scheduled late evening or weekend evening in order to accommodate an emergency work-in. 

  • Emergency Initial Behavior Consultation ( Telemedicine)

    • $600 - 1hour - This is an appointment that is requested immediately in lieu of waiting the standard 6-8 weeks for behavior appointment availability. This appointment will require flexibility on the pet parents' part as it may be scheduled late evening or weekend evening in order to accommodate an emergency work-in.

VET-TO-VET CONSULTATIONS: FEES and PROCESS

  • $200/flat rate paid for by the veterinary clinic requesting a consultation.

  • 30 min phone call.

  • History, medical records, and video pertinent to the case will be reviewed at the time of the consultation. If extensive medical records (more than 1-2 pages) or multiple videos need to be assessed, then an additional medical record review fee of $50 per 15 minutes will be incurred by the hospital. Please select and pay for this option on top of the consultation fee if you feel this is appropriate for your specific case.

  • Send all records and pertinent information regarding the case at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled phone consultation. The phone consultation will not include a written report and the attending veterinarian will make all final decisions on implementing recommendations given by the consulting veterinarian. 

 
CANCELLATION POLICY

Behavior consultations with veterinarians with a special interest in behavior and board-certified veterinary behaviorists are in high demand. We try to help as many pets as possible and with that can come long wait times for some pet parents. We do not double book appointments as the entire consultation time is spent with the client and patient during their allotted time frame. Therefore, late cancellations and no-shows can take valuable time that could have been utilized to help another client and pet in need. 


We understand that circumstances may arise or come up unexpectedly that create a situation where you are unable to keep your pet's scheduled appointment. If your pet's appointment is rescheduled BEFORE the 72-hour window of your pet's appointment then you do not lose your appointment fee and it is applied to your next scheduled appointment within a 3-month time period. This is allowed one time, and additional needs to reschedule within 72 hours will result in the loss of your prepaid appointment fee and an additional appointment fee will be required to schedule. If you cancel your appointment with less than 72 hours notice of your appointment, then you will forfeit your appointment fee for compensation for liquidated damages. This policy applies to appointments that must be rescheduled due to a client's excessively late arrival (20 minutes or greater) 'whether it be in person or telemedicine'. Scheduling an appointment for your pet whether it be in person or telemedicine means you understand and agree to these terms. Should you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment within the allotted time frame, then please notify via info@veterinarypsychiatry.com as we need this in writing to be filed under your pet’s patients chart in which you will receive a reply. It is your responsibility to verify that the cancellation information has been received.