Dr. Noel offers a special service that gives owners an opportunity to have a complete assessment of their cat or dog’s behavioral issues.  These consultations are typically an hour long and involve a thorough history, a complete exam, full blood work, and a plan of action for beginning to correct the unwanted behavior.  There is a behavior form (found on our website) that is to be filled out and submitted at least 3 days prior to your visit.  Please feel free to bring in any videos or pictures that might help explain your pet’s behavior.  If your dog is aggressive, please bring a muzzle with you or be prepared to put one on your dog once here.  We ask that only the animal being assessed be brought to the appointment and only 1-2 adults accompany them.  Obviously whoever brings the pet in should have intimate knowledge of the animal’s behavioral and health issues and be very involved with any treatment recommendations.  A full write up of the visit and all treatment suggestions will be sent to you within a week of the visit.

The cost for a behavioral consult is $85 and could include the following – full blood work and urinalysis ($165-200), resources ($10-20), medication ($20-50).  Dr. Noel does not do house calls for behavioral consults.  If for any reason it is advised that you have in-home help with your pet, Dr. Noel will recommend an appropriate referral.  If your pet’s issues appear severe or particularly worrisome or complex, you may need to be referred to a specialist.
Common reasons for a behavioral consult include:

  • Anxiety
  • Lack of self-control/lack of obedience
  • Aggression
  • Destructive habits
  • Inappropriate urination or defecation
  • Excessive vocalization/barking

Please give Dr. Noel a call today if your pet is experiencing any behavior problems to schedule an appointment.




8:00am – 5:00pm