Since opening her behavior-exclusive veterinary practice in 2000, Dr. Meyer has helped thousands of cats and dogs in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC region. Common behavior problems include aggression towards people,  aggression toward other animals, generalized or situation anxiety (including separation anxiety), fears/phobias, compulsive disorders, and housesoiling/litterbox issues.


Dr. Meyer no longer accepts new patients.  She will continue to provide uninterrupted service to those patients currently under her care.

Individuals who are not currently clients may wish to contact any of the following veterinarians who are experts in behavioral medicine:


Dr. Amy Pike: Veterinary Referral Center of NoVa, 703-361-0710

Dr. Leslie Sinn: VA,

Dr. Marsha Reich: Rockville, MD,  301-384-3900

Dr. Ilana Reisner: Media, PA,  484-443-8738

Dr. Carlo Siracusa: Philadelphia, PA 215-898-3347


Recommended Trainers 

Kelly Spring:

Beth Mullen:

​Meghan Burton:





Complete and return the pre-examination history form.  A medical history form is included, to be completed by your veterinarian.

Keep a log of your pet's current behavior.  It will be important to have a baseline against which to compare future behavior .

Call our office (301-947-3333) to speak with Elizabeth, our patient care coordinator.  She will set up an appointment time for you and your pet.

Step Four

9039 Gaither Road    Gaithersburg, MD  20877


 If desired, your veterinarian may  email or call Dr. Meyer to discuss starting medical treatment, if appropriate,  prior to your consultation.

strategies and behavior modification techniques that are specifically designed for your pet.  The use of behavior medication will be discussed, when appropriate, as part of the overall, comprehensive treatment plan.

Step Three

Step Two

Helping You Help Your Pet

E. Kathryn Meyer, VMD

Step One

Without question, our pets provide us with warmth, humor, and companionship.  However, behavioral problems can severely impact the quality of life for both pets and the people living with them.  While some problems can be resolved with appropriate training, other problems belie a more serious condition that does not simply represent a lack of training.  Many behavioral problems in dogs and cats are caused by stress and anxiety, inadequate socialization, or confusion in interpreting the behavior of those around them.   Without addressing these underlying issues in a comprehensive manner, successful treatment is likely to be limited.  Once a comprehensive evaluation is completed and a diagnosis  and prognosis discussed, Dr. Meyer will recommend environmental management