Behavior

If it feels like your pets don’t listen or mind the rules, don’t worry! There’s a science behind animal behavior, and we can help you!

Treatable behaviors at Saint Francis:

  • Aggression
  • Crate training
  • Cumpulsions
  • Excessive barking
  • Biting
  • Chewing excessively
  • Jumping
  • Leash pulling
  • Not listening
  • Potty training
  • Running away
  • Separation anxiety
  • Stealing food or objects

Remember, not all dogs or animals respond in the same ways. We’ll work with you according to best practices but sometimes, on occasion, we’ll encounter a truly special case that requires the help of a specialist. In those cases, we can refer you to a Board Certified Behaviorist for advanced help. There aren’t many specialists in this area, but we do know a few at partner hospitals and they work closely with us on complicated cases.

Quality of care

In more than 30 years of veterinary practice, there isn’t much we haven’t seen and successfully treated. In fact, our work handling very complicated cases across many disciplines has been featured in local, regional and national news programs over the years.

On occasion, though, in order to coordinate a superior level of care that is enhanced by the wisdom, expertise and experience of additional professionals with unique capabilities, we may refer to or work with doctors and specialists at other local hospitals on particular cases.  The goal in these instances is to bring together the very best veterinary minds in the region to care for pets in need.