Veterinary Behavior at Illinois
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Veterinary Behavior at Illinois is committed to providing evidence-based, humane, and non-confrontational treatment for serious behavioral issues in dogs and cats. The goal of their behavior consultations is to help you understand your pet’s behavior and help you live together more safely and comfortably.
Behavioral issues treated at their clinic include:
- Aggression to people and other animals
- Fear of people, other animals, noises, and/or walks
- Separation-related behaviors
- Compulsive disorder
- Self-injurious behavior
- House soiling issues (cats and dogs)
- Cognitive dysfunction and senior pet behaviors
- Excessive barking or meowing
- Preparation for major household changes (such as moving or a baby’s arrival)
Visit the Veterinary Behavior at Illinois webpage for full details.
Initital assessment appointment.
These consultations for canine and feline behavioral problems typically last 45 to 50 minutes. The purpose of these appointments is to collect behavioral history, observe the pet or pets, determine a diagnosis, review basic management strategies, and provide an overview of what treatment is likely to include. If diagnostic testing is recommended, some procedures can be performed during your pet’s appointment for your convenience.
Initial assessment consultation: $300/hour
If you elect to pursue behavior modification treatment with us, a treatment consultation will be scheduled within 1 to 2 weeks of your pet’s assessment. These appointments are scheduled with our veterinary technician, Tiana Daniels, and generally last 60 minutes. During this consultation, we will provide you with recommendations for specific management strategies and behavior modification exercises. Phone and email support with Tiana is provided at no additional charge to assist you in implementing the recommendations provided during the treatment consultation.
Treatment appointment (current patients): $140/hour
When additional recommendations are indicated, a phone or in-person recheck appointment with Dr. Ballantyne is required. Most patients return for two to four recheck consultations during the first year of treatment, depending on the needs of the pet and family. Recheck appointments are typically 30 to 60 minutes long.
Recheck consultation, in person (current patients): $300/hour
Recheck consultation, phone/video (current patients): $300/hour
Additional fees will apply for any diagnostic testing, medications, or products.
- Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine