AFTER THE CONSULTATION
After the consultation you will receive a detailed written report summarizing the assessment and treatment recommendations. A copy of this report will also be sent to your regular veterinarian. You then have 3 months of free follow up via phone or e-mail. Over this time Good Pet Behaviour’s behaviourists can assist you if you encounter difficulties or have questions. Progress will be assessed, the treatment plan modified as needed, and medication can be started or changed, if required. Sometimes a revisit appointment will be recommended. This is usually scheduled a month or two after the initial consultation, and is designed to assess progress, introduce Phase Two of the treatment plan, and build on the work you have already done.
PREPARING FOR THE CONSULTATION
COMPLETING THE HISTORY FORM ONLINE
The History Form is in a questionnaire format and needs be completed and submitted 24 hours before the consultation. Online access to this form is being organised currently; in the meantime the form can be e-mailed to you when you schedule an appointment. You should allow 30-60 minutes to complete the History Form, as it is fairly extensive. The History Form provides background information, enabling more time to be spent working on the treatment plan during the consultation. However, there will be plenty of opportunity during the consultation to discuss anything not included in the form.
ON THE DAY
We encourage all the people involved in your pet’s life and management to attend the consultation: the more people that understand the problem and how to fix it, the better.
Ensure that your pet is hungry – so do not feed him or her on the day of the appointment – and have plenty of your pet’s favorite treats available.
For house-calls, make sure that your dog is securely leashed, or confined away from the front door.
For consultations in the clinic, be sure to bring all the equipment used on your pet (for example, head collar, harness, etcetera) and when you arrive, have your dog securely leashed, or your cat in a secure cage.
It can also be extremely helpful see your pet’s behaviour in his or her normal environment, so please try and arrange to video your pet’s behaviour. We do not want to see major aggression and ask that you only interact in ways that are safe. General video footage of your pet inside, outside and on walks (for dogs) is helpful. Footage with and without you, or with or without other family pets present, can also be useful. Short segments are fine, and 5-10 minutes of total footage is generally enough.
BOOKINGS AND FEES
*Please note cancellations within 24 hours of the appointment time will incur a cancellation fee equal to half of the quoted consultation fee.
Please call Good Pet Behaviour on 0433 151 730 for all appointment charges.
House-calls can be arranged to most Melbourne metropolitan areas, a minimum travel fee of $66 will apply.
Saturday appointments will incur a Weekend Surcharge of $30.
Consultations are also available at:
Level One, 26 Robertson St, Kensington, VIC
The University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital
Princes Highway, Werribee, VIC
Lort Smith Animal Hospital
24 Villiers Street, North Melbourne, VIC
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
If you have any questions regarding your pet’s behaviour, and the services Good Pet Behaviour can provide, please call 0433 151730, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The vets at Good Pet Behaviour are happy to discuss your pet’s problem with you, prior to scheduling a consultation, and to advise on the best course of action, especially if you are unsure whether you need to see a Veterinary Behaviourist.
We look forward to hearing from you, and meeting you and your pet, in the near future!