We often recommend baseline laboratory work as one way to assess your pet’s overall health and how it might impact behavior. You can arrange this with your primary care veterinarian before your visit if you wish. Fees for this health testing are arranged between you and your veterinarian.
There will never be ‘surprise’ charges at Veterinary Behavior Specialties of Minnesota. The consultation fees are standard for all cases so that you can plan. Travel fees for home visits vary by location but can be firmly quoted prior to scheduling.
Our goal is to provide you with as many options for help as you may need to succeed. We carry a variety of helpful tools and toys — many pets enjoy shopping on their way out!
In most cases, recheck appointments are recommended 8-12 weeks after the initial consultation, and every 6-12 months after that. A detailed check-in allows us to fine tune the treatment plan, adjust and refill medications as needed, and continue working towards a suitable long term outcome. Fees for rechecks are based on time, with most recheck appointments lasting 30-60 minutes. Please call for current fees. Alternatively, clients whose pets are stable may choose to transfer their pet’s care back to their regular veterinarians.
Video can be an extremely valuable means of showing us concerning behaviors that may not occur during the appointment. For safety reasons, however, please DO NOT put anyone, including your pet, at risk for the purpose of making a video. No injury is worth a dangerous or frightening video!
Learn more by reading our Prepare for Your Appointment page.