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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 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.

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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 

Our Commitment to Purely Positive Intervention

Animal Behavior Wellness Center relies entirely on positive reinforcement tools and techniques proven to improve communication, while maintaining and strengthening the human/animal bond.

We encourage you to learn more about the science behind our mission from the experts at the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB).

AVSAB Position Statement on Humane Dog Training

AVSAB Position Statement on Dominance Theory

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 punishment, pain, force, fear, or intimidation.

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Our Practice Values

Excellence

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

Passion

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

Empathy

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

Teamwork

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

Solacement

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

Perseverance 

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

Begin Your Behavioral Wellness Journey, Today!

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