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Are you experiencing a behavior problem with your pet? The Behavioral Medicine Clinic offers services to owners of companion animals with behavioral issues, including, but not limited to, human-directed aggression, inter-pet aggression, separation anxiety, inappropriate elimination, fears, phobias, compulsive behaviors, and cognitive dysfunction. We are experienced in addressing the behavior problems of dogs and cats and the concerns of their families. The goal of a behavior appointment is to help you understand your pet’s behavior and to help you and your pet live together more comfortably and safely.
The behavioral medicine clinic is headed by Dr. Meghan E. Herron, a veterinarian who has completed a residency program in veterinary behavioral medicine. Dr. Herron earned her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Herron also has extensive experience working with shelter and rescue animals in both the Columbus and Philadelphia areas. Dr. Herron will work directly with you and your pet on training and management at your appointment and continue to guide you through close follow up beyond your appointment.
Before your appointment, Dr. Herron will review the behavior history form completed by you, and your pet’s medical record, which we request from your regular veterinarian. You can download the Cat and Dog Questionnaires.
An initial appointment for a dog usually lasts 2 to 3 hours, for a cat, 1 to 2 hours. If two or more pets are involved, or if the behavior problem is complicated, it is likely to last longer.
Decades of research has shown that the early months of an animal’s life are the most critical as far as shaping desirable adult behavior. In order to blossom into the loving and secure pet that you desire, puppies and kittens need to be exposed to people, animals, environments, and training in an appropriate fashion before they are 4 months of age. Head Start appointments provide information and basic training recommendations for puppy and kitten owners. For fees and additional information: download Head Start information
Who qualifies for a "Head Start" consultation?
You can schedule an appointment by calling the client line at 614-292-3551. Afternoon, evening, and Saturday appointment hours are available to accommodate most schedules.
Questions about the Behavioral Medicine Clinic? Email OSUVET [dot] BehaviorMedicine [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu