Initial Behavior Consultation for New Patients – Dog: $410, Cat: $310
The initial behavior consultation typically takes 1 ½ to 2 hours depending on the complexity of the behavior problem(s). During the initial behavior consultation, Dr. Rigterink reviews your pet’s behavior history and medical records and observes your pet in the office (and by any video clips you provide). She may perform a physical exam if indicated. After the assessment is completed, Dr. Rigterink then develops an individualized treatment plan suited to the needs of both pet and owner.
At the end of the initial behavior consultation, you will receive a comprehensive behavior visit summary that includes the diagnosis and prognosis of the problem behaviors. The summary report also will outline the behavior treatment plan for your pet, including any recommended medications or supplements, additional diagnostics, and training tools.
After the initial behavior consultation, Dr. Rigterink will contact your primary veterinarian and send him/her a copy of the visit summary.
Current Patient Follow-up Appointment – $90
This type of follow-up appointment applies to returning patients who have been seen within the last 6 months. At the end of the initial behavior consultation, we will schedule a 30-minute follow-up appointment.
Behavior follow-up appointments allow us to evaluate your pet’s response to the behavior modification/medication plan and adjust accordingly. We offer both in-clinic and video follow-up appointments based on what is best suited to the needs of your pet and your schedule.
Patient Recheck Appointment – $140
The purpose of this recheck appointment is to reevaluate patients who were seen over six months ago. Please note that Dr. Rigterink must see your pet for an in-person recheck appointment at least once every 6 to 12 months to maintain a valid doctor-patient relationship.
Behavior Modification Training Sessions – $65 (or 3 for $180)
Our patients often require specialized behavior modification programs for such problems as leash reactivity and introduction of basket muzzles. Please note that our behavioral training techniques are based on science, and we do not advocate or prescribe aversive methods (i.e. shock collars, prong collars, correction-based training) to modify behavior.
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