Behavior Medicine Services

Purdue’s Animal Behavior Clinic operates on a referral basis.  Please make sure your veterinarian has called in a referral before you call to schedule an appointment for your pet.  After your veterinarian has called in the referral, call the Small Animal Reception Desk at 765-494-1107 for scheduling and general appointment information.

Due to the length of behavior appointments and limited appointment slots, behavior appointments usually book out 2-3 weeks in advance.  Because of the extensive history preparation prior to the evaluation, we require that all new behavior clients leave a deposit, which will be applied towards the final cost of your visit.  We ask that any cancellations or rescheduling be made at least 48 hours in advance so that accommodations can be made for clients on our waiting list.  Exceptions will be made for changes in appointment times due to weather. 

When making an appointment, please keep in mind that we encourage as many family members as possible to attend the behavior evaluation, but it is advised to bring another adult to supervise small children.

Common Conditions Treated and Procedures Offered

  • Pre-purchase counseling for prospective pet owners

  • New pet owner counseling for puppies/kittens

  • Behavior evaluations and treatment for dogs, cats, and pet birds

  • Behavior modification assistance sessions

About Our Staff

Clinicians

Residents

  • Amanda Rigterink, DVM

Technician

Click here to learn more about the Animal Behavior Clinic.

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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