Services at Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic
How You can Get Help
Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic offers a variety of ways you can get help for your pet’s behavior problems:
Veterinary Behavior Consultations
This includes a ninety-minute consultation with either Dr. Nicholas Dodman or Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil. You will receive a diagnosis, behavioral explanation, prognosis, and treatment plan for your pet's behavior problem.
The fee for an appointment includes a six/-month follow-up period to help you implement the treatment suggestions.
Non-Veterinary Behavior Consultations
Some behavior problems can be addressed with out the use of medication. Ninety-minute appointments are also available with our non-veterinary animal behaviorist, Nicole Cottam. Owners must have their local veterinarian rule-out whether any medical factors are contributing to their pet's behavior problem prior to attending a non-veterinary behavior consultation.
The fee for a non-veterinary behavior consultation includes a 6 month follow-up period.
To see if your pet's behavior problem is amenable to a non-veterinary behavior consultation, please submit a canine or feline non-veterinary behavior consultation form to Ronni Tinker at 508-839-8734 (fax) or by email to email@example.com.
For more information, please contact Ronni Tinker: 508-887-4640. Ronni is available Monday - Friday from 9am to noon.
If you don't have time for a clinical appointment or don't live near our North Grafton, Mass., facility, use Tufts PetFax service to address your pet's behavior problem. Simply use our Behavior Fax Sheet to describe the issue you are having with your pet. We also encourage you to videotape the problem behavior if possible. You can mail, email or fax the Behavior Fax Sheet to our clinic. Within four to five business days of receiving your form, we will send you a five to ten page document describing possible causes for the behavior problem and a plan to solve it. We encourage you to share this consultation response with your local veterinarian for assistance in managing the behavior problem.
The fee for PETFAX includes a six-month period for telephone or email follow-up communications with the behaviorist. Please call Ronni Tinker (508-887-4640) for the necessary forms to initiate the consult, or visit the PETFAX website to download PETFAX forms.
This is a veterinarian–to–veterinarian consultation service for animal behavior problems. You and your referring veterinarian provide a written account of the behavior problem via behavior history forms and mail or fax this report to Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic. Dr. Dodman and his assistant will fax or mail a three to six page consultation response to the referring veterinarian within one week.
For more information, please call Ronni Tinker at 508-887-4640. Your charge for this service will be determined by your local veterinarian.