Our Services

Dedicated to your pet’s mental health and well-being.

Initial Behavior Consultation for New Patients: $495 

Please note we do require a deposit of $247.50 at the time of booking your initial consultation.

Our scheduling link (located on our home page by clicking the “Book An Appointment” link) shows our appointment availability in real time. Due to the specialized nature of our veterinary behavior practice, we are booked weeks to months in advance. 

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 15-minute follow up with our team scheduled 4 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 Appointments: $180 (For Current Established Patients)

Recheck appointments (30 minutes) are a necessary part of behavior therapy to make positive progress for your pet. Recheck appointments allow our team to evaluate your pet’s response to the current treatment plan and adjust accordingly. Recheck appointments (in-person or over video conference) are typically scheduled every 3 months early in the course of treatment to ensure continued progress.  Once your pet’s behavior has stabilized, recheck appointments are scheduled every 6 to 12 months.  

Recheck Appointments: $295 (for Non-Current Established Patients)

For Non-Current Established Patients, the recheck appointment (60 minutes) allows your pet to re-establish care with our team and formulate an updated treatment plan based on your pet’s current behavior profile. Once your pet’s behavior has stabilized, recheck appointments are scheduled every 6 to 12 months. 

Our behavioral training techniques are based on science, and we do not advocate or prescribe aversive methods (i.e. shock collars, prong coll ars, correction-based training) to modify behavior.

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Contact Us

317-747-9049
info@indianavetbehavior.com

950 N Rangeline Rd #100
Carmel, Indiana 46032

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Consultations by appointment only.

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