Behavioral problems can result from an underlying fear, anxiety, stress, genetic or learned predisposition or even medical conditions. We treat a variety of behavior problems in dogs, cats, and exotic species, including, but not limited to:
- Separation Anxiety
- House Soiling
- Fear + Reactivity Issues
- Excessive Vocalization
- Compulsive Behaviors
- Noise Phobia
- Attention Seekin
- Leash Training
Behavioral Medicine Service is used to provide solutions to your pet’s behavior problems while providing high-quality veterinary care, accurate diagnosis, appropriate use of medications and humane behavior modification therapy. Our goal is to prevent, treat and effectively manage behavior problems in companion animals to enhance and strengthen the human-animal bond.
Animal behavior is the study of how animals move in their environment, how they interact socially, and how they learn & understand cognitively within their environment.
I became interested in animal behavior in 2001 when I adopted a 6-month-old Labrador/Husky mix. He was returned to the shelter 2 times already for snipping at a child. At that time, I didn’t have any children, so I accepted the challenge. With continuous obedience training over the next few years, the bond between him and I was tremendously rewarding. He became my best friend.
It was at that time I realized many animals are merely misunderstood. We expect them to behave or respond one way and when they don’t we become frustrated. However, we are at fault for not taking the time to learn what they want or need. I also realized the human animal bond was rewarding in many ways. That is when I decided to continue to delve deeper into animal behavior and be their voice.
Due to raising a family, my interests and aspirations were put on hold. Now that my children are older, I am returning to the books to obtain my VTS (veterinary technician specialty) degree in behavior. This will allow me to help you understand animal behavior in your own pets.