Mental health issues in dogs are being presented with a variety of anxiety disorders, phobias, panic disorders, compulsive disorders and more. Unfortunately, we know that mental health issues we see in dogs are rarely resolved through training alone. Referral to a Veterinary Behaviourist can provide a thorough assessment and management plan.
We have collaborated with Veterinary Behaviourists over the years and we are super pleased to now offer our very own consultations with Veterinary Behaviourists in our centre.
Both Dr Melanie Rockman and Dr Dennis Wormald offer a variety of options for behaviour consultations, whether it is consultations in your home, to TeleHealth sessions or a consultation at our centre. To find out what each Behaviour Veterinarian offers and what would suit you most, please read on.
Dr Dennis Wormald
Dr Dennis Wormald is a Veterinarian, has completed further studies in behaviour and is a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Behaviour. He is an accomplished author, publishing his first book, A Dedication to Difficult Dogs and has been involved in a lot of research regarding dogs, completing his PhD in Canine Anxiety.
Dennis offers home visits in Melbourne’s west as well as consultations at the centre.
To book with Dennis, please go directly to his website at www.abadog.com/denniswormald
Dr Melanie Rockman
Dr Melanie Rockman is a Veterinarian and has completed further studies in behaviour, is a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Behaviour and is a certified Fear Free Professional. Melanie is undertaking her specialist training with the American College of Veterinary Behavior.
Melanie has been running Veterinary Behaviour consults since 2013 via Bayside Animal Behaviour Services, working with cases along the Surfcoast as well as all Melbourne suburbs.
Melanie will be joining us and consulting from the centre on Tuesdays throughout the day for both primary consults and reviews and TeleHealth if required.
For more information on Dr Melanie Rockman’s services, please read on. You can book her in by clicking on the link below.
Once you have booked your spot, a questionnaire will be emailed to you. Please complete it all so we can get a better understanding of what is happening. The profile is integral when it comes to profiling your dog and the history will provide valuable information regarding the extent of the issue, the frequency and severity, what you have already tried to do to address the issue, any health issues, etc. Please be as honest as possible and complete as much as you can, we can assure you that you will not be judged.
Full payment will be required at the time of booking.