Veterinary Behavior Clinic
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.
9039 Gaither Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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.
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
If desired, your veterinarian may email or call Dr. Meyer to discuss starting medical treatment, if appropriate, prior to your consultation.
Complete and return the pre-examination history form. A medical history form is included, to be completed by your veterinarian.
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.