Please read all questions carefully and answer to the best of your ability. Include all relevant information. Not all questions will apply to every dog. Detailed information is important for Dr. Ward to establish treatment. A well lled out history form will help to make the best use of the appointment time.
If multiple dogs are involved, please answer the questions as they apply for each dog or you can also fill out multiple behavioral forms, one for each dog.
This form should be completed by the actual pet owner or adult legal guardian and not by a third party.
Please return the completed Canine Behavioral History Form at least 3 business days prior to your dog’s appointment (the sooner the better for waitlisted appointments).
Initial appointments are approximately 2.0 hours in length. Follow-up appointments, if indicated, are normally 1.0 hour. However, longer follow-up appointments and remote appointments may be recommended in some cases.
Your dog should be hungry for the appointment. Please do not feed your dog a full meal within 6 hours of the appointment.
All persons who regularly interact with the dog should plan to attend the consult when possible.
Cancellations: Dr. Ward believes that every dog deserves the benefit of a thorough and comprehensive evaluation. As a result, Dr. Ward spends a significant amount of time in advance of your pet’s appointment performing a detailed review of your dog(s) completed Behavioral History Form (see below) so that she can spend more time during the assessment working through possible treatments and solutions. Additionally, Dr. Ward limits the number of dogs she sees each week so that she can provide the best care possible for each and every dog.
Appointments cancelled with at least a 14-day notice, no penalty. Appointments cancelled between 3 and 13 days, $200 fee; appointments cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled time will be assessed the full appointment cost. Late cancellation fees will be charged to the credit card used to confirm the appointment.
Payment is due at the conclusion of the appointment for all in-person appointments and 24 hours in advance for new remote appointments. We accept cash, check, or credit card for payment.