Common Behavioral Disorders We Treat
- Aggression - all types, human directed, inter-dog, inter-cat aggression
- Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias - separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, thunderstorm phobia, specific fears
- Inappropriate Elimination - house soiling, marking, submissive/excitement urination
- Compulsive and Repetitive Behaviors - circling, tail chasing, fly snaping, excessive grooming such as feather damaging behavior, etc
- Senior Disorders - nocturnal restlessness/anxiety, excessive vocalization, aggression, cognitive dysfunction
- Prevention of Behavior Problems - Fear, anxiety, or aggression when introducing pets or with the arrival of a baby
What does an In-Home Behavior Consultation involve?
All consultations are conducted by Dr. Martin, a veterinary behaviorist and licensed veterinarian. Consultations involve a detailed behavioral history, behavior profile with temperament evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan. A written treatment plan is provided that includes behavioral and environmental modification and training recommendations. Anxiety-relieving medications may be prescribed/recommended pending your pet's condition.
Your pet's regular veterinarian is kept informed of all treatment recommendations. Most treatment plans can be implemented in as little as 30 minutes a day. Up to 3 months of telephone and email follow-up is included with the initial behavior consultation to monitor your pet's progress. Follow-up behavior modification and training appointments may be necessary after 3 months to maintain an active client status.
How do I schedule my pet's Behavior Consultation?
Appointments are scheduled after submitting a completed behavior history form (click any button below or complete FORMS here) to Veterinary Behavior Consultations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Behavior consultations are seen by veterinary referral. Please inform your veterinarian you are contacting us regarding your pet's behavior. Prospective clients can contact us directly to inquire about behavior and training services. Read more about each type of service below.
In-Person Behavior Consultations
In-person behavior consultations with client and pet involve a face to face meeting in your home in the Austin, TX area. The initial consultation will typically last for one to two hours. Consultations range in price from $395 to $495 USD pending the species and behavioral concerns. Additional behavior modification and training appointments may be recommended depending on the presenting problems and your pet's level of training ($100 to $125 USD for up to one hour). Complex cases with multiple issues may necessitate an additional in-person behavior follow-up consultation lasting up to one hour ($200 USD). Travel fees may apply. The majority of clients are able to make improvement after the initial consultation.
For 3 months and includes:
- 1-2 hour in-home consultation
- Team support from TWO behavior specialists
- Up to 3 months of phone and email follow-up support
PRELIMINARY PHONE CONSULTATIONs
Not sure if you are ready to seek treatment? Submit a completed behavior history form and schedule a 20-30 minute preliminary phone consultation with Dr. Ken Martin to discuss your pet and determine if you would like to seek behavioral therapy. A preliminary phone consultation is $75. This consultation does not involve treatment recommendations. It is an evaluation of your pet's behavioral history and a discussion regarding the expected level of improvement that could be made with behavior treatment. $25 of the phone consultation fee would be applied to the behavior consultation fee should you then decide to schedule a full behavior consultation within 2 months of the preliminary phone consultation.
- 20-30 min preliminary phone consult with Dr. Martin
- $25 applied to behavior consult
LONG-DISTANCE BEHAVIOR CONSULTATIONs
Telephone behavior consultations are provided worldwide with pet owners and their pet’s veterinarian. We prioritize working collaboratively with you and your veterinarian to make sure your pet is getting holistic and personalized care. In order for us to provide a phone consultation, Dr. Martin needs to have approval from your pet’s regular veterinarian. Your veterinarian will need to be comfortable with being able to take on the responsibility of assisting with Dr. Martin’s recommendations. Your pet's veterinary must complete the Patient Referral Form for Phone Consultations and submit a copy of your pet's medical history before we can schedule an appointment. If you are currently working with a positive reinforcement trainer, we are also happy to collaborate and work as a team with him/her. Telephone consultations are $350 USD and includes up to 6 weeks of phone and email follow-up support. The majority of clients are able to make improvement after the initial consultation.
For 6 weeks and includes:
- 1-2 hour phone consult
- Team support from TWO behavior specialists
- Up to 6 weeks of phone and email follow-up support