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Recheck appointments and follow up: Two months of email and phone follow up is included with each diagnostic appointment and following every recheck appointment. The purpose of the included follow up time is to help you make the most of your visit. During this time we will answer any questions that arise about implementing the management or behavior modification recommendations, or if medications were prescribed we may adjust or change medications depending on your pet's response. We depend on you to provide this follow up as part of your commitment to bringing about the desired changes for your pet.
In the majority of cases, we recommend a recheck visit 8-12 weeks after your initial appointment. Recheck visits are economically billed in increments of time with most rechecks lasting 30-60 minutes. In-person rechecks allow us to gain the detail necessary to make sure you are moving forward towards your goals, allow us to observe your pet and the effect of medications if any were prescribed, and then to discuss together the next steps in the process. Typically we will recommend recheck appointments every 8-12 weeks until your dog is stable and every 6 months after that. Most patients require a single recheck at the 8-12 week mark before going on an every 6 month recheck schedule. Some clients prefer to stay with us for long term care of their pet's behavior concerns. Others prefer to transfer their pet's care back to their regular veterinarian once the pet is stable. We happily accommodate either option.