AVBS is a behaviour only clinic. Our team comprises of veterinarians with further qualifications and experience in animal behaviour. Together with our nationally accredited animal trainers we provide the best possible care, advice and treatment for animals and owners that need that extra help. Research has found that animals suffer from mental illness just like humans, and statistics show that 1 in 5 dogs have a mental health condition and training alone isn't enough. Our comprehensive consultation process is structured to establish exactly why your pet is behaving the way it is and to provide the best advice, treatment, training and support to receive the best possible outcome for both you and your pet so together you can live the best possible life.
Common behaviour issues that we treat include:
Separation distress & general anxiety
Excessive barking • Aggression
Obsessive compulsive disorders
We also offer consultations via telephone and teleconferencing for those that live remotely or interstate.
What do I get in an consultation?
A comprehensive consultation with our vets AND with our behaviour coach (if applicable)
A diagnosis of your pet’s behaviour
A discussion to ensure you understand your pet’s behaviour
A specific scientific based treatment and behaviour modification program
Prescription of psychotropic medication if required
A handout booklet given during the consultation
A detailed report and letter to your vet/trainer
Regular free follow up support with our reception staff via phone or email.
Contact usInitial behaviour consultations:
This consultation is divided into two sessions:
• Session 1: 2 hours with AVBS vet (clinic or teleconference for some cases)
• Session 2: 1.5 hours with AVBS behaviour coach (at your home – travel fee’s apply, in clinic or teleconference)
o Or 1 hour with vet if more appropriate to the case (vet will confirm at first session).
Dr Tracey Henderson BVMS MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour) Co-Director of AVBS
Please note – medications are not included in the consultation fee.
Specific problem consultations:
For people that would like to address one specific issue with their pet e.g. thunderstorms, grooming and vet visits.
This consultation is 2 hours with an AVBS vet. If required, this consultation can be upgraded to an initial behaviour consultation.
Behaviour coach sessions:
Minimum 1-hour session with Jenny Fry (please refer to training consultations).
Travel Fees :
For training consultations in your home, travel is charged from:
o McLaren Vale
o Costs are $1.10 per km return (via google maps).
▪ Often travel can be shared with other clients to reduce costs, so please enquire.