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Welcome to Our Practice!

We are a behavior specialty practice located in Virginia. Similar to psychiatry and behavioral

therapy in humans, our practice focuses on the

mental and emotional well-being of our patients.


Animal Behavior Wellness Center's purpose is to screen companion animals for significant behavioral disorders, diagnose them, and develop treatment plans to assist in their rehabilitation.

As a team of veterinary behavior professionals, we take a truly holistic approach to wellness. First, we determine if your pet is physically healthy. Then, we gather information about your pet's background, environment, relationships, and responsiveness to intervention. Only then can we determine if there is an underlying behavioral disorder.


We Provide Treatmenfor :

  • General anxiety

  • Separation anxiety

  • Aggression toward:

    • Strangers

    • Family members

    • Children

    • Other dogs/cats

    • Wildlife

    • Moving objects

  • Destructive behaviors

  • Mouthing and nipping

  • Self-mutilation, barbering

  • High energy/difficulty relaxing

  • Distress during veterinary procedures

  • Inappropriate urination and defecation

  • Obsessive behaviors like chasing lights

  • Fearfulness, hiding, and anti-social behavior 

Comprehensive Behavior Assessments for New Patients

Animal Behavior Wellness Center is dedicated to the wellness of your entire family. We provide treatment roadmaps to behavioral wellness customized to address your unique concerns, and designed to improve the quality of your lives. We are dedicated to modern, science-based intervention, and committed to success without the use of pain, force, fear, or intimidation.

Treatment of behavior issues is a long-term commitment, however our hope is for you to emerge from each stop along your journey with additional resources, tools, and an evolving plan to further guide you down the path to behavioral wellness.

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Our Practice Values


Always striving to provide the best care for our patients and support for our clients. 


Steadfast enthusiasm about building and maintaining strong relationships between people and their pets. 


Acting with compassion and understanding to best guide our clients through every step of their behavior wellness journeys.


Collaborating within our team and network of trusted industry professionals to provide the most comprehensive intervention for our patients and their families. 


Providing refuge and comfort during times of emotional upheaval and challenging circumstances. 


Pursuing resolutions satisfactory to the family, safe for the community, and humane for the pet. 

After Care & Follow Up for Returning Patients

In order to be successful, Follow Up is needed. In most cases, we meet with you every 4 to 6 weeks for the first 6 months after beginning treatment. After each appointment, you will receive a written report containing a discussion summary, an outline of next steps, homework, and access to case-specific educational materials and other resources. For your convenience, Follow Up can be completed in person, via video conferencing, or over the phone.

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