Individual recommendations to the general treatment path described below may be altered at the discretion of the doctor, depending on the diagnosis and needs of the patient and the client.  We are committed to being as flexible as possible to help you treat your pet and promise to be honest about how alterations may effect treatment and prognosis. 

Horses & farm animals are always seen as house calls, otherwise all appointments are seen in clinic.  If you have a horse or farm animal, please call to schedule.


Diagnostic Assessment


New patients only

Reserve 1.5 hrs of your day

In-clinic appointment

Step #1. Diagnostic Assessments are designed so the clinician can understand what is going on and determine a diagnosis. 


We ask you to submit a detailed behavior questionnaire on your pet's background at least 3 days prior to your consult.  We review available medical records from your primary care veterinarian (we will request these, no worries).


At the appointment, we clarify details, review any videos you may have of your pet's behavior, perform a physical exam (if safe to do so) and recommend appropriate diagnostics.  We discuss your pet's behavioral diagnoses, risk assessment and what the treatment process will look like, in general. 

Upload your patient's videos to our Dropbox here.  Please note: NEVER incite or prolong an aggressive incident just to obtain a video.


Treatment Plan Appointment


Pre-requisite: Diagnostic Assessment

Reserve 1.5 hrs of your day

In-clinic appointment

Step #2.  After the Diagnostic Assessment, if you elect to proceed with treatment then a Treatment Plan Appointment is scheduled.  The goal of this appointment is for the doctor to design, with your input, a detailed, comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your pet.  Any diagnostic results obtained from the Diagnostic Assessment will be reviewed.  The doctor will begin to figure out how your dog learns, recommend management changes, get you started on necessary behavioral therapies, discuss with you any appropriate medication, supplement, pheromone therapy or diet recommendations and start you and your pet down the path of recovery.  A short Treatment Plan questionnaire is requested 3 days prior to your appointment to help direct your pet's treatment.  Call to schedule.  These appointments cannot be scheduled online. For long-distance clients, Treatment Plan Appointments can be special scheduled back-to-back with the Diagnostic Assessment. 


Recheck Appointments

$259/hr, charged in 15 min increments

Pre-requisite: Diagnostic Assessment

Reserve 1.5 hrs of your day

In-clinic & telemedicine (live video

stream or phone) options

As needed.  Recheck appointments are scheduled on recommended intervals with the doctor until your pet is stable.  These are essential for keeping you and your pet on track.  Your pet's progress is evaluated and adjustments and alterations are made to the plan pending the patient's response to treatment and any change in their environments. Clients with stable patients might benefit from scheduling a recheck if a life stressor is upcoming or occurs.  At minimum, annual in-person rechecks are REQUIRED to continue treating patients. 


We request you submit a brief questionnaire 3 days prior to your recheck appointment.  Upload your patient's videos to our Dropbox here.  Please note: NEVER incite or prolong an aggressive incident just to obtain a video.


Treatment Appointments


Pre-requisite: Treatment Plan Appt

Reserve 45 mins of your day

In-clinic, telemedicine (live video

stream) & house call options

As needed.  Treatments appointments are scheduled as recommended by the doctor, typically every 1-4 weeks depending on the case.  Treatment appointments are directed by the doctor and conducted by the Behavior Therapy Technician.  The goal of these appointments is to move patients forward on behavioral therapies as well as provide a much needed check in about progress and medication administration at home.  Consistency of these appointments is what allows us to continually, agilely and carefully tailor the plan for best success!

Any questions about our services?
Not sure our services are appropriate for your pet? 
Give us a call - we are happy to talk through it.
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The Veterinary Behavior Center

Phone: (303) 536-1802


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Humane Society of Boulder Valley

2323 55th St

Boulder, CO 80301

Boulder Road Veterinary Specialists

2000 W. South Boulder Rd.

Lafayette, CO 80026

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