Thank you for considering us for your patient's veterinary behavior needs!  We are happy to help. 

Patient Referrals For Assessment

A referral is not needed for clients to book an appointment with us.  However, it is always helpful to receive more information from you.   We are also happy to contact the client directly if they would prefer it.   After each meeting with the doctor, a report will be sent to you.  You are always welcome to call or email with questions or concerns. 

Now, multiple pathways to success!

Our new appointment structure means more availability, faster service and more options for your clients!


With all these new treatment options, your patient can get the tailored care they deserve.  Rest assured, our philosophy about working with you as a critical member of the healthcare team has not changed.  

Triage Appointments

  • Get your patient in quickly

  • Careful initial behavioral and medical evaluation

  • Diagnostic recommendations - both behavioral and medical

  • Determine suitability for our different services

  • Urgent intervention

  • Interim support until your patient can get going on their pathway to success!

Reactivity Clinic

  • For dogs that bark, lunge, growl or bite at non-household people, dogs and more

  • Focused care

  • Dual objective of both immediate relief and long-term maintenance

  • Personalized, prioritized plan design

  • Thorough plan management

  • Advanced veterinary psychiatry support

Cooperative Care Clinic

  • For cats and dogs that struggle with veterinary handling and grooming

  • Short, successive appointments for micro-adjustments

  • Medication protocol testing

  • Behavioral therapy support and guidance

  • Send them to us so we can send them back to you with a plan in place and better prepared!

Comprehensive Consults

  • Any species, any behavior problem, no matter how complicated

  • The trusted expertise of a board-certified veterinary behaviorist

  • Partnership approach between you, pet parents, trainers, specialists and the patient

  • Available to any patient - your client just says the word, and they get booked with Dr. Fagen

  • Court-ordered evaluation option

How you can help: diagnostics 

We recommend that all referred dogs and cats have a recent CBC, Chemistry, UA +/- thyroid assessment to screen for medical causes.  For all cats exhibiting urinary/litterbox problems, we recommend a culture and imaging (either rads or US) to rule out lower urinary tract diseases.  For other species, please do any diagnostics you deem appropriate and safe before referral. Depending on the species and case, we can discuss the risks/benefits of additional diagnostics.

At this time, we do not yet have the ability to perform these diagnostics at our clinic.  We apologize for the inconvenience this causes.

If the patient is too aggressive or too scared for you to perform the diagnostics or the client otherwise declines, no worries, we are still happy to see the case.  Sometimes, when veterinary handling is tough on them, its in the best interest of the pet to wait on these diagnostics until a pre-veterinary visit plan can be worked out anyway.  We are happy to help organize this as part of the treatment plan - we do it all the time! 

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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