San Francisco Pet Behavior

A Veterinary Consulting Service

I have always been interested in the complex expression of behavior that animals exhibit for we share an evolutionary history and we gain insight into our own behavior through understanding other species. I am particularly fascinated by inter-species relationships. I focus on our relationships with the animals many of us are closest to: dog and cats. We relate to other animals much like we do to other people, with a mixture of love, affection and occasional frustration. Having dedicated my life to the professional care of animals as a veterinarian, I have witnessed a wide spectrum of behavior problems and a variety of outcomes. Our pet’s behavior problems can have a profound impact on our quality of life and theirs. You are not the only one struggling with these problems. My goal is to help you understand why these problems are occurring. I offer realistic and compassionate strategies to maintain safety and facilitate improvement. My approach to the behavioral health of animals has improved through years of clinical practice and continuing education focused on veterinary behavior medicine. My recommendations are based on research and science-based behavior education. I will teach you how to relate to your pet in a way which enhances quality of life so that you can live a harmonious life together. -Dr. Keely Commins

  • San Francisco Pet Behavior Consulting and Dr. Keely Commins do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services.

  • San Francisco Pet Behavior Consulting and Dr. Keely Commins value individuals and their differences including race, economic status, gender expression and identity, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, first language, religion, age, and disability. We value our diverse community here in the San Francisco Bay Area and globally, including all plants and animals.

  • Clients are accepted at the sole discretion of Dr. Keely Commins.

  • San Francisco Pet Behavior Consulting and Dr. Keely Commins are committed to making smart decisions to protect the environment and manage our environmental impact responsibly. We continually strive to reduce our environmental impact, including hybrid transportation, recycled paper products, and minimal use of plastic and paper.

  • San Francisco Pet Behavior Consulting and Dr. Keely Commins donate to the UC Davis Companion Animal Memorial Fund and Veterinary Street Outreach Services (Vet SOS).

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
— Anatole France