Behavior Consultations for Behavior Problems

Texas Veterinary Behavior Service (TVBS) is a referral service dedicated strictly to the diagnosis and treatment of behavior problems in animals.  TVBS is the only veterinary behavior referral practice in the greater Houston area.  TVBS was opened in October 2007 by Dr. Lore I. Haug.  Dr. Haug is only one of a mere 52 diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists — the only true specialists in veterinary behavior.  She is the only full time board certified veterinary behaviorist in Texas and the surrounding states.

TVBS’s goal is to assist you in understanding your pets and developing a more compassionate, harmonious relationship with them.  Even normal animal behavior can pose a serious strain on the quality of your relationship with your pet. 

TVBS will see any behavior problem from any species.  While Dr. Haug sees primarily dogs and cats, she also can assist with behavior issues for horses, birds and other species.  Common problems include aggression, separation anxiety, storm/noise phobia, compulsive disorders, and unruliness.  Some animals may also be afflicted with true neurophysiologic or neurodevelopmental problems such as hyperkinesis or impulse control disorders.

A large portion of the caseload consists of dogs with aggression disorders.  While aggression is a serious problem, no patient should be considered hopeless.  While some dogs pose great risks for rehabilitation, every patient merits an evaluation by a qualified professional before heartbreaking and potentially inappropriate decisions are made.

Appointments are available
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturdays and House Calls are available

Other Services

Behavior Assessment Tests 
We do behavior assessment tests for animals that are being considered for foster/adoption or dangerous dog designations. Additionally, we can provide assessment and information on the suitability of an animal for certain job performances (service animals, competitive sports, etc.).

Legal Consulting
Dr. Haug is available for consultation regarding animal behavior in legal matters such as dog bite lawsuits. 

Dr. Haug gives educational seminars on a local and national level.  Feel free to contact us if you would like to schedule a seminar for your group or club, or watch our Seminars page if you would like to attend one.

Dr. Haug currently teaches a Reactive Dog Class for dogs that have impulse control disorders or feel threatened by other dogs or people.  Check the Classes/Seminars page periodically for other offerings.

Media Interviews

Dr.  Haug is frequently contacted by magazines, television and radio shows for interviews on various aspects of animal behavior.


Appointments are available
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturdays and House Calls are available

Contact us at
2627 Cordes Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77479
(281) 980-3737

Call (281) 980-3737 to schedule your appointment

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