Behavior Modification

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We understand that your pet’s behavior problems can be challenging and frustrating, but due to the development of the specialty of veterinary behavior over 20 years ago, our knowledge regarding the diagnosis and treatment of behavior problems has greatly expanded. We are able to help you and your pets more than ever before! Most behavior problems in our pets are normal (but potentially unacceptable in human behavior) behaviors. In many cases, early treatment can lead to greater resolution of the problem. Our board certified veterinary behaviorist, Dr. Meredith Stepita is here to help you better understand why your pet performs the behavior and tailors the behavior modification plan to each individual pet and family situation using the most current, scientific techniques.

Behavior is an ongoing process for your pet and therefore for most problems Dr. Stepita will recommend follow-up appointments to continue to address the behavior problem as well as to add to and modify the behavior modification plan.

Behavior problems treated include:
      • Aggression
      • Separation anxiety
      • Destructive and escape behavior
      • Noise phobias
      • Fear of the veterinary hospital, car rides, nail trimming, children and people
      • Unruly behavior (pulling on leash, play mouthing, jumping on people)
      • Acral lick dermatitis
      • House soiling, spraying
      • Excessive vocalization
      • Compulsive disorders
      • Senior pet behavior problems (including cognitive dysfunction [senility]) and more

Dr. Stepita’s passion for behavior is due to the very special bond shared between human and pet. As a pet owner herself, she knows how important your pet is to you. She chose to become a board certified veterinary behaviorist after learning how many pets are unfortunately given away, rehomed or euthanized due to behavior issues. Dr. Stepita wants to change the statistics and help keep you and your pet together in harmony.