Great Lakes Veterinary Behavior Consultants

20337 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48187

(734)454-7470

www.greatlakesvetbehavior.com

Appointment Information

Dr. Krause suggests that you talk with your primary care veterinarian first about your pet's behavior issue and have a medical evaluation done. Some medical conditions can impact behavior. Also, it is important that your pet is in good general health while treating a behavior issue.

A lot of information will be gathered from you before the actual behavior consultation. You will be asked to complete a comprehensive behavior questionnaire. Your primary care veterinarian will also be asked to furnish any applicable medical and behavioral history. This information is invaluable and will be reviewed thoroughly prior to the consultation.

You may be asked to capture relevant behavior on video (ONLY if it can be accomplished without ANY danger to any humans or animals).

Call to make an appointment: (734) 454-7470

Please note- all appointments take place in the Great Lakes Veterinary Behavior Consultants clinic unless otherwise stated.

The doctor and staff of Great Lakes Veterinary Behavior Consultants spend a significant amount of time preparing in advance of your pet’s initial appointment with us. Therefore, a non-refundable reservation fee of $100 is required to schedule a consultation. This will be applied to the Behavior Consultation Fee. A consultation may be rescheduled one (1) time with at least 72 hours’ notice without forfeiture of the reservation fee. Any consultations rescheduled less than 72 hours prior to the initial appointment will result in forfeiture of the reservation fee.

 

Visits and support included in behavior consultation fee

Behavior Intake Appointment via Zoom-
Dr. Krause will conduct a Zoom (telemedicine) appointment to ensure she has all of the details necessary to have a complete history. It is common that your answers to questionnaire questions lead to more questions. Although the Zoom appointment can happen anywhere you have an internet connection, it is helpful if you are at home and your pet is home with you.

Veterinary Behavior Evaluation-
You and your pet will meet with Dr. Krause. All adult members of the household who regularly interact with the pet are strongly encouraged to attend. During the Veterinary Behavior Evaluation, Dr. Krause will form a behavioral diagnosis and treatment plan. Treatment plans for behavioral issues are always multi-faceted. They include management and modification of the pet’s surroundings, as well as  behavior modification. In addition, some pets with behavior problems may also benefit from prescription medication. Since you are meeting with a licensed veterinarian experienced in treating behavior conditions, medication can be prescribed, if appropriate. Dr. Krause will also inform you if there should be concern of a medical condition or illness that may be impacting your pet’s behavior. Note: Any non-behavioral conditions or illnesses, as well as lab work (such as blood tests) will be referred back to the primary care veterinarian. A commitment by all family members to help the pet is an essential part of all behavior treatment plans. A behavior modification training plan will be developed for your pet based on the information collected and the goals set during the Veterinary Behavior Evaluation. Many pet owners elect to get additional help with implementing the behavior modification parts of the behavior treatment plan if they don't have a solid training background. Supplemental help with behavior modification is available from Dr. Krause's trainer, Lizzie. (fees additional). 

Recheck Appointment-
Dr. Krause will meet with you for a recheck visit 1-3 months after the Veterinary Behavior Evaluation to monitor progress and to adjust the treatment plan, if appropriate.

Phone and Email Support-
Six months of email and phone support is included in the behavior consultation fee. Update request emails will go out regularly to monitor progress.

  

 

Cats

Calico cat

 

Dogs

Red dog

Feline Behavior Consultation Fee (In-Clinic) - $465

($100 reservation fee due at the time of scheduling)

Includes:

· Behavior Intake Appointment via Zoom (45-60 minutes)

- $100 due at this appointment

· Veterinary Behavior Evaluation in Clinic (1.5-2 hours)

- $265 due at this appointment

· Recheck Appointment in Clinic (30 minutes, included)

· Six Months of Phone and Email Support (included)


Feline Behavior Consultation Fee (House Call) - $695

($100 reservation fee due at the time of scheduling)

Includes:

· Veterinary Behavior Evaluation at Your Home  (2-3 hours)

- $595 due at this appointment

· Recheck Appointment via Zoom (30 minutes, included)

· Six Months of Phone and Email Support (included)

Canine Behavior Consultation Fee - $595

($100 reservation fee due at the time of scheduling)

Includes:

· Behavior Intake Appointment via Zoom (45-60 minutes)

- $100 due at this appointment

· Veterinary Behavior Evaluation in Clinic (1.5-2 hours)

- $395 due at this appointment

· Recheck Appointment in Clinic (30 minutes, included)

· Six Months of Phone and Email Support (included)


Other Costs-

· Additional recheck appointment within the first 6 months- $80

· If multiple pets are involved, there may be an additional $150 fee per each additional patient

· Medications and behavior-related products are an additional fee

· Supplemental behavior modification/training help carries an additional fee