Whether you are looking to refer a case out to a specialist or simply need to decide which direction to go in on a particular behavior issue, a virtual rounds session is an easy way to get help quickly – especially for critical behavior cases.
Virtual consultations start at 15 minutes up through an hour depending on the needs of you and your client. I don’t schedule less than 15 minutes even in fairly seemingly straight-forward cases just due to it not being enough time to make responsible assessments without adequate background and dialogue on the animal.
Virtual sessions are not meant to take the place of referring out to a board certified veterinary behaviorist, however, you may want to consider a virtual session rather than a referral out if:
- There is a financial concern for your client
- Location – there are no board certified veterinary behaviorists within reasonable travel distance for your clients
- You want to offer your client advice in-house and just need affirmation on the guidance you’ve chosen
- You are training a behavior technician and you would like them to round cases for learning and practice