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The Behavior Service at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center specializes in the treatment of behavioral concerns in any companion animal species. Our team develops personalized and practical plans for each patient, considering comorbid conditions and client needs. The goals are to improve the quality of life for the entire family and support the human-animal bond.

Patients typically visit Behavior Services for:

  • Aggression toward unfamiliar people
  • Aggression toward owners
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Separation anxiety
  • Noise phobia
  • Thunderstorm phobia
  • Compulsive disorders
  • Feline inappropriate elimination
  • Inter-cat aggression
  • Inter-dog aggression
  • Sedated veterinary care

“The MSU Behavior Service’s focus is on the treatment of behavioral disorders to ensure animal wellbeing and maintain the human-animal bond.”

-Marie Hopfensperger, DVM, Assistant Professor