Behavior problems are treated with a combination of the following:
Behavior modification exercises
Training tools, and/or supplements
Pharmacological agents (medication alone will not resolve your pet’s problem)
Your initial consultation includes:
Behavior evaluation (up to 2 hours)
Written treatment plan
Demonstration of behavior modification techniques (to the extent possible)
Two months of complimentary telephone follow-up support
Appropriate prescriptions, with the option for up to 6 months of refills
Veterinary Behavior Consultants does not offer preventive healthcare, emergency treatment, or general medicine or surgical services. We are a referral service dedicated to behavior counseling. Your regular veterinarian will continue to provide all other services, as well as direct you to after-hours care options.
The cost of the initial evaluation is based on the time required to analyze your pet’s behavior problem, describe the treatment plan, and generate written instructions. Fees cover the time invested by the doctor/staff and are therefore not refundable after completion of the initial consultation, regardless of case outcome. All clients are given an accurate estimate of costs prior to the consultation. Payment in full is required at the initial consultation.
A non-refundable fee of $50 will be collected when the appointment is scheduled. Your appointment can be changed one time with at least 72-hours advanced notice prior to your appointment. The fee will be credited to your appointment invoice once your pet is seen. However, if adjustments are made to the scheduled appointment with less than 72 hours’ notice, if the appointment is changed more than once, or if the appointment is cancelled, no credits will apply.
As a convenience for our clients, two months of telephone progress checks are included in the cost of the initial consultation. These appointments are approximately 20-30-minutes. Additional telephone appointments are billed on a monthly basis. Clients are encouraged to call at any time if there are problems or questions about the treatment or medications.
Recheck visits to Veterinary Behavior Consultants are always encouraged. After 6 months, an in-clinic appointment is required to assess patient progress and reevaluate the treatment plan if medications are involved. Medications will not be refilled unless the patient has been seen in the last 6 months. After one year, all patients will need to be reevaluated in order to continue working with our doctors.
While we have a high level of success in treating behavior cases, we are unable to guarantee resolution of every problem. Successful outcomes rely heavily on your commitment and ability to comply with the suggested treatment plan. We look forward to working with you!