Veterinary behavior is a board-certified specialty of veterinary medicine which provides the most comprehensive assessment available to your pet. Our clients have the opportunity to work with Dr. Jeannine Berger, one of few board-certified behaviorists in the country. Dr. Berger is highly regarded by her clients and has successfully treated many serious behavior problems in dogs and cats. Read more about Dr. Berger.

Diagnostic Behavior Consultation: 60 minutes, $475.00

Follow-up Consultations: Priced by the hour and according to the pet’s needs
Dr. Berger offers follow-up consults with her or her behavior technician. If a follow-up is recommended, you and your pet return for an additional session to monitor progress, assess medication or begin treatment for other problems.

Behavior Technician Appointment: 60 minutes, $175

These appointments are available with a diagnosis and referral from your veterinarian.  Animals must be current with a recent physical exam.  You and your pet will meet with the behavior technician for a behavior treatment plan.  Session includes:

  • Discussion  and explanation of behavior issues
  • Training demonstrations
  • Management plan

Before the Appointment

From the four options below, download and complete the form that best matches your pet’s primary behavior problem. Return the form by hand, fax or email at least 72 hours before your appointment. We reserve the right to cancel appointments if we do not receive the history forms. 

Fax: (415) 962-2495

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior warning:
**** Pet owners should use caution when seeking someone to train a pet or treat a behavior problem. At present, there are no licensing or experience requirements to use the terms trainer, pet behavior counselor or behaviorist. Many commonly used training techniques can worsen a problem and cause harm to a pet. We recommend speaking with your veterinarian or a board-certified veterinary behaviorist to diagnose and treat behavior problems. For more information, please refer to “How to Hire a Dog Trainer,” published by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. (99.8 KB PDF).