Behavior Medicine Services

The Animal Behavior Clinic is associated with the Center for the Human-Animal Bond. At the Animal Behavior Clinic, we use methods based on scientific principles to efficiently change troublesome animal behaviors. We want to work with you and your pet because changing behaviors saves pets’ lives and enhances the human-animal relationships.

Purdue's Animal Behavior Clinic operates on a referral basis. To schedule an appointment for your animal, call the large animal reception desk at 765-494-8548 for scheduling and general appointment information. When making an appointment, please keep in mind that we encourage as many family members as possible attend the consultation appointment.

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About Our Staff



  • Melinda Cotton, BS, RVT

Common Conditions Treated/Procedures Offered

  • Pre-purchase counseling for prospective pet owners
  • New pet owner counseling
  • Puppy classes
  • Behavior consultations and treatment for dogs, cats, and pet birds
  • Head collar fitting and instruction
  • Behavioral training sessions

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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