Initial Behavior Consultation for New Patients: $430
The Initial Behavior Consultation for new patients has two components.
The first component of the initial consultation takes place in the office.
During the in-office portion (90 minutes), Dr. Rigterink will review your pet’s behavior history, observe your pet in the office (and view any video clips you provide ahead or during the consultation), and perform a physical exam if indicated.
After the assessment is completed, Dr. Rigterink will discuss the diagnosis and develop an individualized treatment plan for your pet. Additional diagnostics (like blood work) or medical treatments may be recommended to be done by your primary veterinarian.
The behavior treatment plan includes a combination of:
1. Management strategies
2. Behavior foundation exercises
3. Mental enrichment activities
4. Training tools
5. Behavioral supplement(s) and/or behavioral medication(s) as needed
All the above are important components in every treatment plan.
Following your initial visit, you will receive a visit summary that outlines the treatment plan for your pet. Dr. Rigterink will send your primary veterinarian a copy of the visit summary.
The second component included in the initial consultation process is a 30-minute video conference scheduled three weeks after the in-office component to answer any questions about the plan.
Included with the initial consultation is unlimited email follow-up with Dr. Rigterink and her team for up to 3 months until the first recheck visit.
Recheck Appointment: $145 (For Current Patients)
Rechecks are a necessary part of behavior therapy to make progress. 1-hour behavior recheck appointments are scheduled in 3-month increments after the initial behavior consultation; the periodic recheck appointments allow us to evaluate your pet’s response to the prescribed behavior treatment plan and adjust as indicated.
Please note that Dr. Rigterink must see your pet for an in-person recheck appointment at least once every six months to maintain a valid doctor-patient relationship.
Behavior Modification Training Sessions (For Current Patients)
IN-HOME: $120 *15 mile radius from our Carmel office*
*3 or 6 session package discounts available*
Each behavior modification session is 45-minutes in length. Our patients often require specialized behavior modification training for problems such as loose leash walking, relaxation protocols, and desensitization/counter conditioning to specific triggers.
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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