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.
These consultations may include - but are not limited to - cases involving fears and phobias, separation anxiety, elimination, and aggression involving other animals or people. 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**
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please complete the appropriate behavior history form found in the "Forms" sections of this site and return it via email or fax.
The initial behavior consultation is a 2-hour appointment and the fee is $300.
Recheck appointments are 1-hour in length and the fee is $150.
Payment is due when services are rendered.
Cash, check, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa) are accepted forms of payment.