At the Animal Medical Center of New England, our Director of Behavior Services, holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Michigan State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology with concentrations in neurobiology and animal behavior, also from MSU.
As a veterinarian with a practice exclusive to animal behavior, Dr. Posage accepts referrals from other veterinarians and animal professionals to treat serious pet behavior issues. Dr. Posage is available to counsel clients at all stages of your pet’s development. She can advise you prior to a new adoption and help you with behavior problems that arise with changes to environmental and family circumstances.
Why Consult with a Veterinary Behaviorist?
Pets are part of the family. Pet behavior problems are disruptive, stressful, and threaten the human-animal bond. Aggression problems can be potentially dangerous. Behavior consultation is designed to address a pet’s unique behavior problem with follow-up included to monitor response to treatment. Behavior problems need to be treated by a veterinarian who is capable of assessing undiagnosed medical conditions and prescribing behavior-modifying medicine when necessary.
- Behavior problem consultations
- Pre-purchase puppy counseling
- Expectant parent pet counseling
- New pet owner counseling
- Pedicure phobias – consultations to target difficult behavior during nail trimming