Pet Behavior Consultations Are Available!
Berks Animal Emergency and Referral Center is pleased to offer pet behavior and training consultations on a referral basis at our clinic. Our pet behavior consultations are performed by Jaqueline Wilhelmy, MS, VMD, DACVB, CCBC-KA. Dr. Wilhelmy is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She has extensive experience in animal behavior consulting, and has dedicated the past several years of her career treating all types of animal behavior issues such as:
- Separation anxiety
- Reactive anxiety
- House training
- Spraying by cats
Please visit delvalvetbehavior.wixsite.com/dvvb for more information regarding her services.
What to Expect at Your Pet’s Behavioral Consult
Behavioral consultations typically require a 2-hour appointment, and can be conducted at our clinic. If possible, we encourage two family members to attend the behavior consult, as this allows us to gain the most insight into the cause of your pet’s behavior.
In order to identify the underlying causes, we will perform a comprehensive analysis of your pet’s current behavioral problem including diet, exercise, other pets, and medical issues. You and your family will play an active role in the design and implementation of your pet’s behavioral treatment plan.
The goal of your pet’s behavioral treatment plan is to correct inappropriate, unhealthy, or dangerous behaviors in your pet. In the event training alone cannot completely correct your pet’s behavior, we can discuss ways to minimize the effects with proper symptom management. Most common pet behavior issues can be addressed in one consultation appointment, and we are always available via phone for follow-up.
Common Signs Your Pet May Benefit from a Behavioral Consultation
Please contact us if you're having any behavioral issues you would like to have examined in a behavior consultation. Some common signs and symptoms that can benefit from behavior training include:
- Excessive barking
- Showing teeth
- Regression in housebreaking
- Biting/scratching of people or other pets
- Marking or spraying by cats
- Trouble adding a new cat into an existing pet family
Please contact us to schedule your pet’s behavioral consultation.