Consultations with a Behaviour Veterinarian

We offer consultations strictly by appointment only, business hours Monday to Friday. Late appointments and Saturdays are available upon request at an additional charge.

Please contact us directly for pricing so that we can advise which option is best suited to your individual situation. For package inclusions, see below:

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New Clients- Initial Consultations

Dog/Cat Home Visit Consultation or Clinic visit

  • Option of Short (1.5 hours) or Standard (2.5-3 hours) consultation depending on case. Short consultations are most suited to simple cases, if your pet is younger than 6 months of age, if you have only just acquired your pet in the last 1-2 months, or if you have already been given a behaviour management plan by a professional trainer. We will advise which option is most suited to your situation.
  • Full consultation (thorough investigation, assessment of home environment, diagnosis and personalised treatment advice)
  • Information pack with fact sheets distributed on day of consultation
  • Update sent to your regular or referring veterinarian and/or trainer (if you have one)

Extra charges apply for Saturday or after hours consultations, travel fees (mileage) for house visits, prescription writing, medications and merchandise.

Bird Home Visit Consultation

  • 2.5-3 hour consultation. Inclusions as above.

Exotic Pet (rabbit, guinea pig, rodent, reptile) Home Visit Consultation

  • 1.5 hour consultation. Inclusions as above.

Telephone or Skype Consultation

This package is particularly suited to interstate clients (QLD, VIC, SA, Tas) or those who live in remote parts of NSW.

  • 1.5hr consultation conducted after viewing video of problem behaviours, layout/plan of your house and a recent health certificate from your regular veterinarian.
  • Please note that due to the nature of a remote consultation, we may be limited with the amount of detail that we can go into with you
  • Information pack with fact sheets distributed by email or post
  • Update sent to your regular or referring veterinarian and/or trainer (if you have one)

Extra charges apply for Saturday or after hours consultations, prescription writing, medications and merchandise.

Existing Clients- Follow-up Consultations

Home Revisit Consultation or Clinic Visit

  • 30, 45, 60 or 90 minute revisit consultation depending on case. We will advise which option is most suited to your situation.
  • Progress monitoring consultation
  • Supplementary reading material as needed
  • Update sent to your regular or referring veterinarian and/or trainer (if you have one)

Extra charges apply for Saturday or after hours consultations, travel fees (mileage) for house visits, prescription writing, medications and merchandise.

Telephone or Skype Follow-Up Consultation

  • Option of 15, 30, 45 or 60 minute consultation depending on your individual requirements. We will advise which option is most suited to your situation.
  • Progress monitoring consultation
  • Supplementary reading material as needed
  • Update sent to your regular or referring veterinarian and/or trainer (if you have one)

Exclusions: If PBV has never seen your pet in person (eg. for Initial consultation), we may be limited with what we are able to discuss with you over the phone.

Extra charges apply for Saturday or after hours consultations, prescription writing, medications and merchandise.

Zoos and wildlife institutions

Dr McLachlan offers pro bono case work for zoos and wildlife institutions. Please contact us to discuss this directly.