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(505) 792-5131

Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico

Struggling with out-of-control pet behavior?

I can help with an in-person consultation or by telephone.

Pets who break the rules can make you crazy. With so many well-meaning friends, trainers, and self-help books freely sharing advice you can get overwhelmed. Nearly all pets are worth the effort to fix their problem behaviors but without competent, professional help most attempts lead nowhere.

Pets should be well adjusted in their homes. As modern society puts increasing stresses on human lives the love and commitment from our dogs and cats grows even more important. We pet parents live longer, healthier lives. Pets should be a pleasure. You and your dog or cat need to stay together.

I am residency trained and experienced in Veterinary Behavior Medicine. You can read about your pet’s problem on my website (click the Pet Behavior tab) or call for a consultation (505-792-5131).

Many of the disorders I treat are complex; a few are relatively simple to manage. But only the rarest cases can be solved with medications alone. To get ahead of these challenges you and your pet will need a personally tailored behavior modification plan.

You can improve our success by keeping of log of your pet’s behavior. Think back to when it started and try to describe each event accurately. If you shoot a 1-2 minute video of the events, including your dog’s or cat’s body postures leading up to the problem behavior, you will really make a difference. If we’ll be dealing with an aggression problem please Do Not put anyone at risk. A video of your pet(s) a safe distance will help. Use leashes to prevent injuries.

My behavior services also include:

  • A complete explanation of your pet’s behavior.
  • Clear instructions on exactly what to do at home, along with answers to all of your questions.
  • Prescribing or recommending medications as needed.
  • Instructions e-mailed to you after our consultation.
  • Follow-up consultations as needed.
  • A full written report to your regular veterinarian.

I'll help you do whatever it takes.

Warmly,
Jeff Nichol, DVM

Residency trained by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Veterinary Behavior Medicine
Albuquerque and Santa Fe

(505) 792-5131

Questionnaire and
referral forms

Download as Word docs

Dog behavior questionnaire

Cat behavior questionnaire

Senior pet behavior questionnaire

Doctor referral form