Why have you been referred to AVBS?
- Your pet has likely been referred to AVBS because the trainer/vet has recognised that your pet is displaying abnormal behaviour and needs further help.
- See anxiety vs training problem.
- Dangerous dog consultations – you have been referred by your council if your dog has been given a Dangerous dog order.
- Or you may not have been referred - you may have been given our details from a friend, or found us yourself on the internet!
- That's ok because a referral is not necessary.
Not sure if you need our services?
It is sometimes difficult to know which way to go to get help with your pet, especially as you will generally have your friends and family giving you their advice too!
Feel free to either give AVBS a call to have a chat to one of our friendly reception staff or send us an email. We can discuss your pets situation and advise the most appropriate action to take with your pet.
We are also very happy for you to fill out the questionnaire and send back to us. We will reiiew it obligation free, and let you know if your pet has an anxiety or training problem, and recommend the appropriate professional for help.
Dr Tracey Henderson and our team of behaviour veterinarians will be able to determine if it is necessary for you to visit your vet to rule out other medical problems which may be influencing your pets behaviour.
What if you have been referred by your trainer?
If you have been referred by your dog trainer, they will be sent a behaviour report and included in your dog's plan and progress (only with your consent). Depending on your dog's problem will depend if one-on-one training sessions are required. If they are then we will refer you back to your original trainer for these sessions - and we will work in conjunction with your trainer.
What if you have been referred by your vet?
Following the consultation, your vet will be sent a copy of the behaviour report, and a letter to advise them of your pet's behavioural plan. Your vet will be updated after your revisit appointments also. If your pet is prescribed anti-anxiety medication, these will generally be organised to purchase and pick up from your regular vet clinic.
Dr Tracey Henderson and our team of behaviour veterinarians will only see your pet for behavioural problems. If your pet has any other problems Tracey will refer you back to your regular vet for discussion and treatment.