For Vets

Working together brings our clients and their pets the best success! Here’s how we can help your clients and your clinic.

How We Work With Your Team

Mutual Client Communication

We update clinics whenever a client works with us, whether a full program or a single consult. We’re always happy to chat on the phone, too! We keep you in the loop to save you time and keep everyone on the same page!

"Dessert & Dog Behavior" Presentations

Empower your staff with our presentations and workshops! Help them brush up on important training/behavior info for their jobs, get bitten less often, and impress clients. We offer one free presentation per year! (And we’re available to hire for more.)

Interested? Just fill out our contact form above or email Liz directly at liz@animal-insight.com See below for more info and popular topics, too!

Behavior Consults for Vet Staff

We love having vets and vet clinic staff as clients! If you or your staff are interested in our services, let us know, and we’ll help you get started. We offer vet clinic staff rates to your whole team!

Collaboration with DACVB Plans

We work as a united team with DACVB’s to complement your behavior plans with skilled, compassionate in-home help. We’ll provide detailed patient updates after each visit. (Feel even better knowing our team leader has studied under and worked on the teams of DACVB’s!)

How to Refer a Client

Give your client our web address for the easiest way for them to be in touch! They can fill out a Contact Form and we’ll be in touch promptly. (We know behavior places can be busy, and we are proud to get back to clients by the end of the next business day!)

Want it even easier? Let us know you’d like some business cards, and we’ll be happy to drop them by your clinic! You can fill out the form at the top of the page or email Liz directly at liz@animal-insight.com

What Can We Help With?


Our favorite pets have Big Feelings! We specialize in helping dogs and cats who are fearful, anxious, aggressive, or easily stimulated. Here are some of the most common behaviors we help with:

Leash reactivity: Pulling, lunging, barking at people or dogs on leash

Fearfulness and/or aggression to people: Including family, friends, or strangers

Fears and anxieties: Generalized or specific to places, objects, people, or situations

Resource guarding: Growling, snapping, and/or biting when they have something they value

Aggression between dogs or cats: In the house or out in the world

Separation-related behaviors: Destructiveness, house soiling, vocalizing, and more.

Feline house soiling: A Behavior Consult Call is a great way to troubleshoot this problem for cats who have no medical causes for the behavior, or for whom medical causes have been resolved.

We have some limited availability for help with basic obedience, manners, and puppy stuff, too.

Cases that should be referred to a DACVB:

Compulsive behaviors, severe behaviors that are not responding to first or second line medication trials.

We always refer clients to DACVB’s (or to a Vet to Vet consult with you and a DACVB) if we feel that would be the most appropriate step for them! We know and respect our limits, and we want the best for people and pets.

Peer Behavior Helpline

Need some trusted, professional-level feedback on your case? (Or your own pet?) A Peer Consultation with Liz might be a big help!

We offer 30 minute or 1 hour consultations. (Virtual or phone call, your pick!) Your colleague, Liz MacHaffie, has a Masters degree in Clinical Animal Behavior, is a CPDT-KA, and has been working in the field for over 15 years. (She's compassionate and won't make you feel badly for what you have or haven't tried, either!)

Sign up here or email Liz for any questions you have! liz@animal-insight.com


“Dessert & Dog Behavior” Workshops for Your Clinic


Empower your staff with professional, useful presentations and workshops! Help them brush up on important training/behavior info for their jobs, get bitten less often, and impress clients. We offer one free presentation per year for each clinic! (And we’re available to hire for more.)

Interested? Just fill out our contact form at the top of the page, or email Liz directly at liz@animal-insight.com

Popular Topics

Dog Body Language: Learn to read dog body language like a behaviorist, so you can make life safer both in the clinic and in daycare/hotel! Help educate (and impress!) your clients, reduce bites among staff and conflicts between daycare dogs, and feel like you have superpowers.

Low Stress Handling Workshop: Looking for ways to reduce stress for the pets in your clinic? (And your team members?) We’ll walk you through some easy, do-able steps your clinic can consider. We’ll also bring some demo dogs for a crash course in Cooperative Care!

Puppy Training Triage for Vet Staff: Learn the latest and greatest advice to help your clients with their new pups! Be prepared with easy, practical recommendations and ways to guide owners away from the most common puppy-raising mistakes.

Dog (and Cat!) Behavior Q&A: The team can bring their behavior questions, including questions on Fear Free handling for the clinic, dog play, training or behavioral triage advice for clients, questions about their own pets, etc.

Dog Play in Daycare: What’s healthy and okay? What’s not? And what can you do about it? (We love to analyze short videos of your own daycare dogs playing together for this one!)


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