The Behavior Service at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center specializes in treatment of behavioral changes in any companion animal species. Our veterinary behaviorist develops personalized and practical plans for each patient, taking into account comorbid conditions and client needs. The goals are to improve 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

“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