of pets with behavior problems please download the above file (in Adobe pdf format) and fill out as completely as possible and then return to us prior to appointment as indicated on forms. Please let us know if you have trouble with this download or document format. If you would like a version you can fill out electronically download this version
and then open using Word Processor like MS Word. You are welcome to write up additional information in a narrative or other format but please be sure you also fill out our history form since the doctor will likely only have time to skim/review the practice form information before bringing you in for the more complete behavioral history interview portion. The process of filling out the history also helps you get the information that you may have to track down for the appointments and allows you to think through and prepare for the appointment so the answers are "on the tip of your tongue" when the doctor needs them. The doctor may also quickly skim some of the details with you and slow way down to carefully further investigate part of the history, which will be critical for his diagnosis and treatment of your case. Do the best job to be clear, concise and descriptive when filling out the forms so you can help us help you with your pet's behavior problems. **Clients with Bird behavior problems please contact us for a "bird specific" history form set we can e-mail or fax to you**
Please only use the above additional "ritualistic behavior" forms for appropriate cases that exhibit ritualistic/repetitive/OCD/Stereotypic problem behaviors (such as chasing lights & reflections, excessively grooming, snapping at invisible flies, etc.). NOT FOR MOST OWNERS WITH OTHER BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS. Please download this Microsoft Word File and fill out and return IN ADDITION to general client history forms & directions above. If you are not sure if you should also fill out this form ask staff when you book appointment or e-mail us.
Attorney information for legal services that Dr. Melese provides including fee list and biography/CV click on link above.
Click on adjacent link to download a full set of referral information
for Dr. Patrick Melese's referral behavior specialty practice. This download also includes the referral form (above). In addition this download includes information about the referral behavior practice that is appropriate for veterinary practice use rather than for pet owners as well as the two page Q&A (FAQ) piece that is to copy to give to clients and also posted on this website for clients. This download has the same information that is mailed as part of a "referral packet" but here you can print clean originals and get updates since they cannot be mailed out to hundreds of practices each time a change is made. Click here to just download a single page referral form
for professionals referring to Dr. Melese
Click on the hyperlinks here to download documents about choosing a dog
or choosing a cat
in such a way that you can avoid many behavior problems and set yourselves up for success!
This also includes a section on what to do once you have adopted your new pet.
This is the link to the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
(ACVB), a specialty college of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Link to very complete web site concerning legal aspects of dog bites.