Dr. Catherine Etherington is excited to offer consultations designed to address behavioral problems in cats and dogs. Although she is not a board certified veterinary behaviorist, she has a special interest in behavioral medicine. She shadowed a behavioral veterinarian during an externship while in veterinary school, reads many behavior books to stay current in behavioral medicine and belongs to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviorists.
Behavioral problems which Dr. Etherington will see include:
- Separation Anxiety
- Noise/thunder phobias
- Fearful pets
- Aggressive cats
- Fighting between housemates
- Litter box issues (once medical causes have been ruled out)
Dr. Etherington will NOT see animals that have human aggression or have a history of biting people. Exceptions are possible and will be decided on a per case basis. Please call to speak with a receptionist if you feel you may have an exception. To schedule a behavioral consultation; please print out a behavioral history form (click the link below), fill out all of the required information, and return the form to our office. Once Dr. Etherington has reviewed your behavior history form, a receptionist will call you to schedule an appointment. Please allow 1-2 hours for the initial consultation. During your appointment Dr. Etherington will evaluate the issues that are concerning to you. She will also examine your pet and discuss any testing she deems necessary. She may also design appropriate exercises for you and your pet at home and discuss if and when oral medication may be a benefit. Shortly after the appointment, you will receive a summary of the evaluation and a plan for treatment that may include any follow-up appointments needed with Dr. Etherington.
DOG Behavioral History Form
CAT Behavioral History Form