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Why Book an In-Home Pet Behavioral Evaluation?

Choose our Pet Behavioral Counseling service to receive personalized care from an expert veterinarian in the stress-free comfort of home.

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Stress-Free Environment

When you book an in-home behavior consultation with us, our Fear Free® certified veterinarians will make sure that your pet feels relaxed and comfortable.

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Personalized Behavior Plan

Our veterinarians take the time to get to know you and your pet and will work with you to create a behavioral plan tailored to their specific needs.

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Convenient In-Home Service

Easily book your pet’s appointment at the time most convenient for you. Save time and avoid the anxious car rides, crowded waiting rooms, and long wait times associated with veterinary clinics.

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Expert Behavior Counseling

Our veterinarians can make positive training suggestions and address behavioral concerns. If your pet needs the expertise of a board-certified veterinary behaviorist, we can provide a referral to a specialist who best suits your needs.

Our Cat & Dog Behavioral Solutions

From Wellness and Sick Exams to behavioral observations and solutions to post-consultation support, we’re dedicated to treating your whole pet at every stage of life.

Thorough Health Assessment

Thorough Health Assessment

Your veterinarian will perform a nose-to-tail examination to rule out any medical conditions that may be causing your pet’s behavior changes.

Observing Pet Behavior

Observing Pet Behavior

During your pet’s exam, your veterinarian will take the time to observe your pet and have a detailed discussion with you about their history, behavior, and environment. 

Gentle Guidance and Training

Gentle Guidance and Training

Your doctor will collaborate with you to create a behavioral plan for your pet based on gentle guidance and positive reinforcement training. 

Post-Consultation Behavioral Care

Post-Consultation Behavioral Care

After your in-home visit, our veterinarians will be available to offer ongoing support and guidance to support your pet's long-term success.

Why BetterVet?

Our mobile veterinarians examine pets in their favorite spot - a comfy couch, a cozy pet bed, or even your lap! See how we work to keep pets relaxed and happy at home.

What Our Clients Say

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Megan Danitz
BetterVet Denver

I decided to switch to home vet care over going into a clinic. Doctor Dugger and Jenn came to my home and spoke with me about some concerns I had with my dog. They were both friendly and knowledgeable. As a dog trainer and someone who’s worked with dogs professionally for over 14 years, I found Dr. Dugger to be very knowledgeable even when I had questions about anxiety / behavior. Dr. Dugger and Jenn were patient and kind with my dog and were able to handle him without any issues and without scaring him. In my opinion, home veterinary care should be the norm. It’s less stressful on your pet. I highly recommend Dr. Dugger!

JACQUELYN McCann
We loved them! They did a great job getting to know Penelope and eased her anxiety. I highly recommend BetterVet!
Nicole C
BetterVet Seattle
Such an amazing service! "Our BetterVet veterinarian" was fantastic and took such care with both of my animals, particularly my dog who is an anxious girl. She helped uncover the mystery of my dog's strange behavior (high blood pressure!) and get my aging pets the medicine they need to keep thriving. Would highly recommend to anyone. Fast, convenient and actually have availability!
ali palacios
BetterVet Detroit
I recommend BetterVet to any and all pet owners. My cat was acting off so I booked an in home visit for the next day ( I called all around town and no one would look at my cat). My cat ended up being in kidney failure and they did everything they could to get us into an ER and checked up on him just as much as I did. "The BetterVet team" are awesome and you will not regret booking them!!
Ashley Hook
BetterVet Portland
Had a consultation after my cat had a seizure because every vet in my city is booked for weeks. Not only did I get the reassurance I was looking for, but the vet I spoke to was incredibly kind and informative. Compared to the rates of other vets, I will definitely keep using BetterVet as they are able to keep their rates low and offer attentive, hands-on care which is such a huge sign of relief! Literally could not be more grateful.
K Aim Duff
BetterVet Chicago
"The BetterVet team" were awesome. I love "our mobile vet's" holistic approach - she really took the time to ask about our cat’s behavioral challenges and gave us great insight and advice on how to handle. We’re so happy that we don’t have to go through the stress of putting him in a carrier and traveling for vet visits. Actually looking forward to our fur baby’s next appointment!
Matthew Fischer
BetterVet Austin
"The BetterVet team" were amazing. They were efficient, knowledgeable, and explained everything very well to me. Most importantly (to us) was that they were patient and understanding of our rescue dog's anxiety. As a result our dog loved them both. Very happy to have found this vet. On a follow-up visit, "the BetterVet staff" were also amazing! Really great team, all around. Absolutely worth every penny.
Kelsie Pyle
BetterVet San Francisco
I had the best experience with "the BetterVet team"! My dog, Maggie, is 14 and has been struggling with anxiety. Going to the vet is very scary for her so it was so wonderful to have them come to the house. They sat on the floor with her and she didn’t even realize she was getting an examination. They had the meds ready in their bag and it was all so smooth and wonderful. I highly recommend!

Included in Our Pet Behavior Counseling Service

During your appointment, your veterinarian will observe and discuss your pet’s behavior and overall emotional well-being.

Behavior Observation & Assessment

During your in-home visit, your veterinarian will discuss your pet’s history and environment with you and will observe their behaviors.

Behavior Modification & Training

Your veterinarian will work with you to develop a specialized behavior plan that incorporates training and socialization techniques designed to address your pet’s unique needs.

Medication Management

When medication is needed to promote your pet’s emotional and behavioral well-being, we can prescribe, monitor, and offer ongoing support.

Lifestyle Recommendations

Our consultation includes suggestions for optimizing your pet's environment and lifestyle to promote mental stimulation and enrichment, reduce stress, and improve behavior.

Family & Owner Education

We provide guidance on reinforcing positive behaviors and managing common behavioral issues effectively.

Specialized Consultation

As Fear Free® certified veterinarians, our doctors have the knowledge and tools to treat a pet’s physical as well as emotional well-being. If additional expertise is required, we’ll provide a specialist referral, ensuring continuity of care.

Does My Dog Have Anxiety?

All puppies and dogs feel stressed at times, but if you’re wondering whether  your pup’s anxiety level is higher than normal, take our quiz to learn more.
Does My Dog Have Anxiety?

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a veterinary behavioral consultation last?

Our behavioral consultation takes place during your pet’s Wellness Exam, which typically lasts 30-45 minutes.

What do I need to prepare for the pet behavior counseling session?

It is helpful to have your questions about your pet’s behaviors ready as well as any documentation about when, where, and how often the behaviors occur. If your pet requires medication for anxiety before their appointment, please let us know beforehand. Have your pet contained in a small area or on a leash prior to your care team’s arrival.

How soon can I schedule a pet behavior appointment?

Schedule a prompt and convenient time for you through our website or app. It’s possible to book a same-day or next-day appointment in many of our locations.

Are there any post-visit care instructions to follow after a counseling session?

Your veterinarian can schedule any necessary follow-up appointments during your home visit. Should your pet be prescribed medication, your veterinarian will want to see your pet again in one to three months to make sure it is working well.

What qualifications do your veterinarians have to address pet behaviors?

All of our doctors are trained in veterinary behavior and are Fear-Free® certified. As Fear Free® veterinarians, each has had specialized training in reducing fear, anxiety, and stress in pets.

Is there an online pet behavioral consultation available?

Our virtual veterinarians are equipped to handle questions and address any general concerns regarding your pet’s behavior during a video consultation appointment.

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