Individual Consultations

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Dogs and cats should have a peaceful quality of life, just like everybody else in your home. In order to help I’ll need a thorough understanding of your pet’s history so we can identify underlying behavioral causes and apply current, science-based treatments. Other medical factors, sometimes obscure, are involved in many cases.  My careful physical exam and a complete lab profile will assure that nothing is overlooked.

During the COVID epidemic we will schedule two appointments for you and your pet. The first will be for a physical exam and, if needed, a lab profile at the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center. The second appointment will be for our 2 hour consultation by Zoom.  Please read the following instructions.

I’ll do whatever I can to help your pet’s behavior improve. Following our initial consultation you will have email access to me for answers to your questions.

All the best

Jeff Nichol, DVM, IAABC
Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center
4000 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

 

Physical exam 30-minute appointment prior to Zoom consultation:

I examine pets with behavior problems at the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center at 4000 Montgomery Blvd NE in Albuquerque at the corner of Montgomery and Morningside. The facility is on the south side of Montgomery, about 3 blocks east of Carlisle.

When you arrive, I’ll come outside to the parking lot to greet you and your dog or cat. I’ll take your pet inside for a thorough physical exam. (For safety during the COVID epidemic I’ll ask you to stay outside.)

A blood panel and possibly a urinalysis will help me recognize physical causes that may be contributing to the behavior problem; however, this is not a requirement.

For accurate results withhold food for at least 12 hours but provide your pet’s normal access to water prior to your appointment. Fasting won’t be necessary if lab work is current.   If a lab profile has been done in the preceding 3-6 months you can ask your regular veterinarian to fax (505-792-2121) or email it (jnicholdvm@gmail.com) to my office.

When I see your pet for the exam I’ll explain the cost of the recommended lab profile. With your approval we can charge it to your credit card. You are welcome to pay by check or cash if you prefer.

 

Zoom 2 hour Consultation Appointment

The initial behavior consultation will be scheduled for 2 hours.  During our time together I will give you specific instructions. Within a few days following our consultation I’ll email you these recommendations in writing. You will have email access to me if you have questions.

It will help me better understand your pet’s behavior if you shoot a one-minute video of his/her behavior. Simply showing typical interactions around your home can make a big difference. Please email the video to jnicholdvm@gmail.com

The fee for the initial two-hour consultation will be $550.00 including tax. The fee for a one hour follow up consultation, if necessary, will be $285.00 including tax.  Do not include your credit card information on the questionnaire (email is not a secure form of communication).

Consultations cancelled or rescheduled less than 48 hours prior to appointment time are subject to a $50 fee. Unconfirmed appointments are subject to cancellation.

We’ll do whatever it takes.

Warmly,
Jeff Nichol, DVM, IAABC

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