Dr. Lynn R. Honeckman

 

Improving the Lives of Pets

through the Prevention and Management

of Behavior Problems



      Veterinary Behavior Solutions (VBS) is a pet behavior consultation service founded by Dr. Lynn Honeckman. The mission of VBS is to diagnose and treat problems pertaining to the behavior of pet animals including dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, rabbits, reptiles, and other exotics. Emphasis is placed on promoting healthy behaviors in pets utilizing positive behavior training methods and medical intervention when appropriate. Through the proper understanding of an animal's behavior, the enjoyment and relationship of the family pet can be greatly improved.

     VBS will offer in-home consultation services for pet owners in the Orlando area. By visiting the pet in its home environment, time can be taken to collect a thorough history, examine the pet in its daily surroundings, and demonstrate hands-on practical applications of recommended behavior treatments.

     These consultations may include - but are not limited to - cases involving fears and phobias, separation anxiety, inappropriate elimination, aggression, and nuisance behaviors. Dr. Honeckman believes that behavior therapy is an essential component to providing total patient care.

     An open dialogue between Dr. Honeckman and a client's general veterinarian will occur with every case. As medical causes of behavioral problems must be ruled-out, all current medical records will be reviewed with possible recommendations pertaining to blood and urine tests, radiographs, and advanced diagnostics. Once a medical problem or underlying illness has been addressed, then behavioral intervention can occur.

**Referral to a Board-Certified Veterinary Behavior Specialist is an option for all clients**