The Behavior Specialty Clinic

San Francisco Experts - Here to Help

Our Veterinary Behaviorists, trainer and support team are here to provide expert care and guidance for any behavior query or issue you may be facing.

Our pet’s behavior issues can seem frustrating or impossible

A behavior consultation with a board certified veterinary behaviorist (a specialty just like dermatology or oncology) is the absolute top tier of help you can seek for your pet’s behavior problems. Backed by experience, science and the highest professional standards, we can address any behavior question or problem.

Many behaviors we see in our companion animals are normal reactions to their environment, and simply understanding our pet better can effectively address the issue at hand. However, when behaviors go beyond the scope of normal expectations, seeking professional help from a qualified veterinary behaviorist is essential. 

Why Choose Us?

♥ We are the largest and most qualified behavior resource center in the Bay Area

♥ We provide 2 months of phone and email support while working on your treatment plan

♥ Full consultations may be covered by your pet insurance, with referral from your regular veterinarian 

♥ We only use humane, effective training techniques, backed by scientific research

♥ We have large training facilities, enabling us to work with difficult behaviors such as reactivity


Contact us at or at 415-554-3074 to arrange your consultation or to get answers to your questions.


Consultations are available Sunday through Friday with no long waits for appointments. Your consultation will include a physical exam where possible.


You will receive a diagnosis, prognosis and a personalized treatment plan to address your exact issues, working towards your specific goals.

Our Staff, dedicated to helping you and your pet.
Dr. Jeannine Berger

Our Pioneer, who established the clinic in 2011. Now serving as VP of Rescue and Welfare at the SF SPCA and as an expert behavior consultant, presenting globally on advanced behavior and welfare topics. See more on Dr. Berger here

Dr. Wailani Sung

Dr. Sung joined the clinic in 2017 after running her own private practice in Seattle. Dr. Sung has been working as a behavior consultant since 1995 and sees Dogs, Cats, Birds and more!
Full Bio Here

Dr. Sophie Liu

The SF SPCA’s first ever behavior resident. Dr. Liu is a native of the Bay Area with a strong interest in working dogs. Read her Bio here!

We also have a full support staff: our certified trainer, and administrative assistant are ready to assist you every step of the way.

Clinic Work Hours

Sunday to Friday

8:30am to 4:00pm

Saturday (training only)

11:00am to 5:00pm

Public Holidays

We Are Closed


Schedule an appointment that fits your needs.

Prior to your consultation, you must click the button below and fill out and submit a Dog History Form. This allows us to be more efficient during your consultation.

For further information, please refer to these FAQs

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