Follow-up (Recheck) Appointments
Brief phone calls and email communications regarding reports, progress or questions are included in the initial consultation. After your initial appointment at the Behavioral Medicine Service and depending on the nature of the problem, one or more recheck visits may be recommended. At the recheck appointment, we will assess response to treatment and to provide guidance for the long-term management plan. Please call 919.513.6999 to schedule a recheck appointment. Your appointment time is reserved especially for you and your pet. If, after scheduling, you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, please call or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled time. We will be glad to reschedule your appointment to a time which is more convenient for you. Fees are as follows:
- 20-30 minute recheck by telephone, $68 (for out-of-town clients or for medication adjustment)
- 45-60 minute recheck in office, $136
- 30-60 minute annual appointment in office, $136 (review medical record, evaluate physical health, update treatment plan, and fill prescriptions)
- Missed appointment fee, $65
Please be aware that the NC State Veterinary Hospital charges a missed appointment fee of $65 for any recheck appointment not cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled time. We appreciate your understanding.
Medication may be recommended for your pet as part of the behavioral program. We would be glad to manage the prescribed medication for a year following the initial visit. Thereafter, we will need to see your pet in our office for an annual appointment once each year in order to continue to prescribe medication. If a refill is needed, ask your pharmacy to fax the request to us at 919.513.6905 or call us at 919.513.6999 with a specific request (your name, pet's name, pharmacy name and number, medication name and amount of medication given daily). Please let us know how your pet is doing. Please allow at least three days for refills to be prescribed.
Long Term Clients
Some patients continue to do best on medication after the first year. For these patients, we would be glad to continue to prescribe medication but require an annual appointment at the Behavioral Medicine Service. We also need to know that your pet is in good health and is monitored annually by his/her primary veterinarian. Prescriptions cannot be filled for patients whose records are not up-to-date. If we have not seen your pet in over a year, please call us at 919.513.6999 to schedule a 30-60 minute annual recheck appointment. If, after scheduling, you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, please call or email email@example.com at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled time. We will happily reschedule your appointment to a time which is more convenient for you. Please be aware that the NC State Veterinary Hospital charges a missed appointment fee of $65 for an annual appointment not cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled time. We appreciate your understanding.