Dr Ledger provides assessments and management plans for pets experiencing a variety of behavioural and emotional issues.
Your vet may have recommended Dr. Ledger's services if they feel your pet could benefit from her behavioural therapy.
If you are seeking assistance and your vet hasn't already submitted a request, please have them fill out a behaviour request form here.
PROCESS & BOOKING LEAD TIME
All owners who have a valid email address entered on the request form will receive an email information package detailing Dr. Ledger's services and rates. Clients can respond back via e-mail or speak with our office staff to schedule a consultation and answer any questions.
Appointment wait times vary, with most being conducted within 2 weeks to 3 months from the referral date, with priority given to urgent cases.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR CONSULT
Your consultation will include a 1-hour virtual call or phone call to go through your pet's history, followed by a second-hour, virtual or in-person session at a designated location. The consultation will take approximately 3-4 hours.
The second hour is hands-on, with a discussion about the concerning behaviour and tactics to address it.
All consultations include the above as well as liaising with your vet, an initial report, and a recommendation to book a 30-minute to 1hr virtual or in-person follow-up.
COMMON BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES
Aggression Towards People
Aggression Towards Dogs
Aggression Towards Cats
House-Training / Litter Box Issues
Poor Impulse Control
Introducing New Pets into Home
Age-Related Behavioural Changes
Cognitive Decline in Older Pets
Dr. Ledger is regularly retained by humane societies, pet owners, Crown and Defence counsel to provide expert opinion in legal cases involving animal cruelty, dog aggression and animal behaviour. Please contact Pet Welfare here.
PET RISK ASSESSMENTS
Risk assessments are comprehensive and include full history taking, site visit and report writing.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE ASSESSMENT
Your consultation will include a 2-hour virtual call or phone call to go through your pet's history and incident(s), followed by a home visit.
For more detailed information and to receive a quote, please contact Pet Welfare.
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Vet Request Forms
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