“The biggest untapped fiscal and intellectual growth market in veterinary medicine is in the pets lost from the veterinary population because of behavioral concerns.”
— Karen Overall, DACVB
Why addressing behavioral concerns in veterinary practices is critical:
- Behavior problems are the number one reason pets are abandoned, relinquished or euthanized and most of these animals are less than 3 years of age.
- A significant number of these euthanasia cases could have been avoided if the owners had access to behavioral information and treatment when the behaviors initially presented.
- The average loss to a practice for the most basic veterinary care alone is $2,200 per cat and $3,300 per dog for each animal lost to relinquishment. These numbers do not reflect spaying, neutering, surgeries or emergency care, boarding or grooming.
- Embrace behavior as a core discipline in the veterinary office via an alliance with a certified animal behavior consultant.
- Access to veterinary behaviorist-authored protocols (including pharmacology and medical rule outs) for the treatment of common behavioral problems.
- Science-based handouts for common canine and feline behavior problems.
- One-on-one sessions with a behavior consultant to address more serious behavioral concerns. Sessions can be conducted at your facility, in a client’s home or at our hosting veterinary facility.
- Canines and felines welcomed. Common concerns include separation anxiety, storm and noise phobia, inter-dog and inter-cat aggression, inappropriate elimination, and fear/anxiety disorders.
- Increase client retention and their bond to your facility. Client has access to medical, emotional, social and behavioral care under one roof.
- Animal behavior training designed to keep employees safe, increase confidence and job satisfaction.
- Behavioral questionnaires which can be incorporated as part of the client’s initial exam and annual exam process so that developing behavior problems can be treated before they threaten an animal’s placement in the home.
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