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For veterinarians

Let’s collaborate

We know you’re busy, and may not have the time to manage behavior cases. We can help.

What can you expect when you refer to a CAAB?

You can expect a working partnership involving cooperation and communication with the CAAB. You can expect that your client will be treated in a professional manner. 

CAABs know that veterinarians are the single most important resource for pet owners regarding their pets’ physical health. We know that changes in behavior are often the first sign of a medical problem. Prior to seeking behavioral assistance from a CAAB, we know that it is in the best interest of pets and their owners, to consult with their regular veterinarians. After a veterinarian has ruled out a medical problem or behavior abnormality, CAABs work with clients and their veterinarians to provide behavioral care and create appropriate and effective management and behavior modification programs.

We believe the best possible behavioral care for your clients can be delivered by those with the most in-depth academic education and professional experience in animal behavior. We also want to make your job easier, not harder. We remain within our scope of expertise, and provide reports so you can handle the medical side and ensure the best care for your clients.

Incorrect information found via the internet, television, and popular literature could lead to erroneous assessments of behavior, ineffective or inhumane treatments, and damage to your clients’ pet’s behavioral health. CAABs know the importance of providing effective and humane behavior modification plans.

What are the advantages of referring to a CAAB?

You can be assured that you are referring to certified professionals with graduate degrees. We use evidence-based behavior modification techniques when working with your clients.

Most CAABs will submit a written report after each consultation to the referring veterinarian, which includes the pet’s behavioral diagnosis and a summary of the treatment plan for the presenting problems.

If we uncover any information relevant to a potential medical problem that the client may not have reported to you, we will refer the pet and its owner back to you for additional evaluation.

We will follow-up the case and report any changes to you.

CAABs may work with you and your clients via in-home or virtual consultations.

Many CAABs can provide educational seminars for veterinary staff.