Cat Behavior Appointment Process
Experience the Joy of a Behaviorally Healthy Cat
The clinic conducts Zoom video, phone, and in-home behavior appointments. Pioneers of the “Cat Behaviorist” specialty in practice for 25 years, our experienced and licensed veterinarian and cat behaviorist team have reviewed cat behavior cases for thousands of cat owners in over 30 countries in the past two decades. Our veterinarians conduct in-home appointments in specific states (please call to inquire). We have more cat owners purring than anyone – view 350 testimonials.
Step 1: Raise Your Hand (or Paw)
If you’re ready to schedule your Zoom appointment with our cat behaviorist, Mieshelle Nagelschneider, click the Schedule a Consultation button here: Schedule a Consult. Our veterinarians conduct consultations locally or vet-to-vet remotely.
Or, by calling the clinic at 1-503-267-8888. We guarantee a reservation within 2 – 4 business days if we choose your appointment time. If you request a specific appointment time, we guarantee an appointment within 10 days. Appointment times are scheduled 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific time/12:00 to 9:00 p.m. Eastern. Payment is due at time of scheduling and this can be processed online or by calling the clinic.
Step 2: Complete the Feline Behavior Questionnaire
You will need to complete the Feline History Questionnaire online and submit it to us at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time. Videos and still photography can be a vital component in evaluating your cat’s behavior issue(s). Once you schedule your appointment, you will receive information in your behavior packet email about what kind of video or photos we may need and where to send them
Once you have access to the feline behavior questionnaire, that’s where the fun starts — you get to talk about your kitties, non-stop, to someone extremely interested in hearing: Mieshelle Nagelschneider and our veterinarian.
Step 3: Cat Behavior Solution Program
You will be contacted by the clinic at your scheduled appointment time and we will ask you even more questions and then give you a specific, customized feline cognition behavior program for solving your cat’s behavior issue(s) during your appointment. Plans are based on the uniqueness of your cat and its environment, but also the science of feline learning and memory and their evolutionary social and biological instincts. This is a crucial aspect in changing the behavior of your cat. The 9 page behavior plan will be emailed to you within 7 to 14 business days of your first appointment.
If your cat is not having a behavior issue at the time of the consultation and you are seeking advice to prevent behavior issues from occurring in the future or have other behavior related questions, Mieshelle will answer those questions during your consultation. See our 350 testimonial Rave Reviews about thousands of cats we’ve helped over the years.
Step 4: Experience the Joy of a Behaviorally Healthy Cat:
We have the success rate we do because cat owners commit to following the easy-to-follow behavior plan steps we set out for them. Just as important, you are our eyes and ears sending in weekly email update reports, as you tell us how your cat is responding.
Our efficacy guarantee to you: If after reviewing your completed behavior history questionnaire we determine a consultation program with the clinic would not be helpful or suitable for your cat, we will not hold the consultation and return the consultation fee. In some cases, we may offer a free one-hour consultation.