Home Visit Consultation with Kim Houston CCAB
Behaviour Consultations are only available on veterinary referral. If you think that your cat has a behaviour problem, it is important to consult your vet first to ensure that there are no medical issues that might be causing or contributing to your cat’s behaviour. If no medical problem is diagnosed, you can ask to be referred to CAT-astrophes.
CAT-astrophes conduct home visit consultations seven days a week. We recognise people’s busy schedules, and as such, day and evening appointments are available. Home Visit Consultations are usually held at the owner’s home and normally last for about 2-3 hours, during which time a detailed history of the pet is taken and the problem behaviour is assessed. Home visits are conducted throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK (mileage charges apply).
When a home visit has been arranged, a behaviour history form will be emailed to you. We ask that the form is completed and emailed back to our offices at least three days before your scheduled appointment. We also request that you include photographs and/or video clips of you cat, your cat’s feeding station, sleeping area, litter box, and if possible a clip of the problem behaviour. This is all very important information and will help in evaluating your cat’s behaviour problem.
The fee for a 2-3 hour home visit with Kim Houston CCAB is from £250.00 (depending on location).
At the end of the consultation, a diagnosis is made and the motivation for the behaviour explained. Written notes, handouts and other information relevant to your cat’s problem are given at the time of the consultation. You will then be emailed a comprehensive Behaviour Modification Plan, normally within 7 days, which you will be asked to follow. If requested, a summary report will be sent to your referring veterinary surgeon.
We will keep in close contact following the initial consultation and you will be asked to contact Kim each week either by phone or email to discuss progress. Usually a shorter follow-up consultation is conducted one month later to assess progress and to modify the plan if necessary.
To arrange an home visit consultation please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once Kim receives the email, she will arrange a mutually convenient time for a consultation, and will then send out all the necessary documentation, including a questionnaire, veterinary referral form, and invoice for payment. All consultations must be prepaid.
CAT- astrophes does not issue refunds for missed appointments. If you need to change the date of your consultation, please provide 48 hours notice.