Dog & Cat Consultations
Dr. Johnson takes care of many livestock species, but NOT dogs and cats. While she is willing to consult with livestock clients about small animal problems, she will not treat small animal problems. She can vaccinate healthy pets against rabies and dogs against Lyme, but she does NOT carry other vaccines, tests, or prescription medications for cats/dogs. All dog/cat owners are strongly recommended to visit a small animal veterinarian at least annually for routine care.
With a background in psychology, but no formal education in dog/cat training, Dr. Johnson is willing to consult on canine and feline behavioral problems. Any consultation will be charged by the hour in addition to a house call.
Most importantly, Dr. Johnson recognizes the difficulty of making end-of-life decisions about pets. She can assess the extent of pain exhibited by a pet in the owner’s home and discuss the challenges of nursing an elderly or sick animal. As a consultant she will charge her normal hourly rate for these serious conversations and in-home assessments. There will also be a house call fee, and if it’s last-minute, an emergency fee. Dr. Johnson does NOT provide palliative care, but she may be able to help the owner follow instructions provided by a small animal veterinarian. Dr. Johnson does offer in-home euthanasia for cats and dogs, but the owner must have a disposal plan ready (either burial or cremation).