We offer several different appointment types depending on your needs.
Initial Triage Appointment
The most common question we receive is can you help me? The answer is usually- yes, we can. The question then becomes what is the best next step? And what type of appointment do I need? The answer is to schedule a 30-minute Zoom appointment with Brittany or Pat. They will provide initial management advice and guide you to the next best options to help your pet.
Brittany Linkenheimer, BFA, KPA-CT
Pat Koven LVT, KPA-CTP 61702
New Patient Evaluation
Christine D. Calder DVM DACVB
This is for NEW patients. The evaluation is two separate appointments. One is with Pat Koven (behavior technician) and the other with Dr. Calder. Both appointments are remote therefore, all will take place in the calming and familiar environment of your own home. Later, in-person appointments can be arranged, if needed.
Dr. Calder will evaluate your pet's medical and complete behavior history providing a written diagnosis, prognosis, and a preliminary treatment plan. Pat will guide you through the initial management and treatment plan. Goals for short and long term changing of behavior will be set and homework provided.
Please note: This is an initial consultation with both Dr. Calder and Pat Koven to “jump start” the treatment process for your pet. Behavior changes take time and are often a multi-step process. Multiple behavior modification therapy appointments may be needed. Pat Koven can discuss future behavior modification therapy package options at this appointment but feel free to work with your own preferred trainer or behavioral professional for long-term behavior modification and training.
Follow-up Behavior Consultation - Christine D. Calder DVM DACVB
This appointment is for established patients. Phone or remote follow-ups are available.
Behavior Modification Therapy - Pat Koven LVT, KPA-CTP 61702
This is for NEW clients. Pat will create and discuss a customized training plan for your pet, she will teach you and review your training skills to help you improve communication with your pet. A preliminary training and behavior modification plan will be developed. Goals for changing behavior will be set and homework provided. This appointment is remote therefore all will take place in the calming and familiar environment of your own home. If needed, in person sessions may be arranged after an initial assessment is made.