Preparing for Your Visit

Quick links to required paperwork - Please note the VMC will no longer be accepting faxes of records and documents.

Preparing for Your Visit

  • Please complete our behavioral history questionnaire with as much detail as possible. It’s helpful to have information from more than one household member because different people may have different experiences with the pet.
  • Please complete, sign, and submit the registration and consent forms.
  • We request that you ask your veterinarian to send us your pet’s complete medical record. Health history is a crucial piece of our assessment and influences our treatment choices, therefore, we need medical notes and lab results not just a vaccine certificate or history line items/receipts. Records can be submitted via referral portal or emailed to the service directly.    
  • All paperwork must be complete and received in order to schedule an appointment or to be put on the cancellation list, please submit by email (OSUVET.BehaviorMedicine@osu.edu). Please note we are unable to utilize .pages documents or jpegs, only pdfs and word documents will be accepted by email. Printed documents can be scanned to a pdf using one of the many free scanning apps available on your cell phone.
  • Submitting requested records and complete paperwork is very important - an additional fee of $25 will be assessed for each pet if not received. 
  • Before your appointment, your clinician will review the behavior history form completed by you and your pet’s medical record. 
  • Please consider bringing as many members of your household to the appointment as possible (check with us about the appropriateness of having your children attend), so that they can hear the clinician’s diagnosis and recommendations, and ask any questions they may have. (Current Covid-19 protocols do not allow this, please see current hospital access guidelines for updates).
  • For your safety and the safety of your dogs, please have one adult per dog in attendance so that each dog may be appropriately managed during the appointment.