Ponder Vet Hospital

601 Shaffner St
Ponder, TX 76259

(940)479-2782

www.pondervet.com

Behavioral Counseling

Dog behavioral concerns that we can address include:

Dog- and human-directed Aggression   

Storm Anxiety

Tail Chasing

Leash Pulling, House Training

Firework Anxiety, Noise Phobias

Food Aggression, Toy Aggression, Resource Guarding

Separation anxiety

Husbandry (grooming) Anxiety

 

 

Cat behaviors we can address:

Aggression

Going outside the litter box

Overgrooming

Anxiety

 

 

What to Expect:

First, schedule a preliminary consultation and  physical exam to rule out a medical issue contributing to your pet's behaviors. Sometimes, will be prescribed behavioral medication, which can take a few weeks for full effect. This visit will determine if your pet needs a behavior consultation appointment. 

A Behavior Consult is a one hour appointment that includes: a thorough history questionnaire to be filled out prior to the appointment, prioritizing and tailoring a custom treatment plan, and starting behavioral training therapies.

Treatments will vary on the pet's problems and needs but may include: prescription medications, alternative therapies such as pheromones or supplements, home life changes, behavioral counter conditioning and desensitization training, or non-veterinary training and trainer recommendations. 

We do accept referral. All referred clients are asked to continue regular sick and wellness veterinary visits with their pet's primary veterinarian. Depending on your pet's needs, behavioral follow up visits may be provided by Dr. Moriarty or by the primary veterinarian.

Prices and Packages:

Behavior Consultation - $325.00 / hr

If your pet needs a behavior consultation, you will be scheduled for a 1 hour appointment with Dr. Moriarty. This visit will begin with a thorough review of your dog's behavioral history. Your consultation will also include a medical management plan which entails behavioral medications, alternative therapies, and training. You will go home with instructions for training and managing you dog. You will also set up a schedule for in person and/or email follow-ups.

**Receive $25.00 off by turning in your Behavior History Form 24 hours prior to your appointment!!

 

Follow up Consultation - $150.00 / 30 min.

Should your dog need a follow up, it will be scheduled approximately 6 weeks after your initial consultation. You can schedule a 30 minute appointment for training or troubleshooting, or a full hour to address a second behavioral problem. 

 

E-Consultation Service - $50.00

You can have 6 weeks of unlimited email consultation for your dog's behavioral case. This can include medication adjustments, training adjustments, answering questions, etc. Emails will be answered within 3 business days. Email consultations are only available to dogs who have had an initial Behavior Consultation. 

Double Discount Package - $565.00

Schedule two 1-hour appointments and get 10% off.

**Receive an additional $25.00 off if you turn in you Behavior History Form 24 hours prior to your first Behavior Consultation visit. 

Dr. Moriarty's Credentials:

- D.V.M.

- Trained under a Veterinary Board-Certified Behavior Specialist

- Fear Free Level 3 Certified

- Experience with Karen Pryor clicker training, Puppy Start Right

 

* Dr. Moriarty is a licensed veterinarian with additional training in animal behavior medicine. She is NOT a veterinary behavior specialist boarded by AVSAB. If you would like specialist behavioral recommendations, please look on https://avsab.org