Ethologist at home
100 From


Ethologist trip to your home
Case study
Medical prescription

Additional costs:

Revision 60€

¿Dudas? Consulta al Dr.

613 031 871

What is Ethology?

Ethology is the science that studies animal behavior in its environment. In the domestic sphere, it analyzes the reactions and behaviors of pets. Then it provides the exercises and instructions necessary to solve emotional conflicts and their associated abnormal behaviors. For more information you can read (in Catalan) the interview with our ethologist veterinarian Tommaso Piermarini.

Entrevista etólogo

Ethologist vs Trainer

An ethologist analyzes abnormal behaviors and/or emotions (constant barking, aggressiveness, marking, jealousy, fears, anxieties…) in dogs and cats and corrects them with instructions, exercises and even medication if necessary. For this reason it is important to verify that the ethologist is a licensed veterinarian specializing in ethology.

A trainer teaches to obey commands and/or basic rules of behavior at home, as well as more advanced tricks.

To sum it up with the equivalence in humans; an ethologist is like a psychiatrist (a psychologist who can medicate his patient if necessary) and the trainer is like a trainer / coach.

What problems are treated with an Ethology visit (canine or feline)

  • Aggression in Dogs and Cats: Aggression with other dogs/cats or people. There can be many causes for aggressiveness:
    • Punctual fear, pain or startles
    • Invasion of territory, protection of family member or object
      possession instinct
    • Protection of social status or fight for female in mating season
  • Recurring fears or phobias: they must be treated in time because they can lead to aggressive behavior.
  • Separation anxiety: A highly demanded case that often occurs in adopted dogs that come from shelters.
  • Stereotypes: Repetitive behaviors that seem to have no reason. Examples: prolonged barking or meowing for no reason, constant tail chasing, non-stop licking, self-inflicted injuries…
  • Jealousy: You must be attentive when new members arrive in the family (pets, babies,…)
  • Stress: The symptoms of stress are similar to those of humans. He may suffer from stress if you see that he is hyperactive, whines, has skin problems, and is easily startled. They are basically exaggerated behaviors that you don’t normally have.
  • Urinary marking: It can be triggered if a new member of the family arrives, disproportionate punishments, changes of house or hormonal factors.

When should you request an Ethology visit?

Behavior problems should be dealt with as soon as possible as they are much easier to correct. So we must go to the ethologist when we see that abnormal behavior is repeated.

How does it work? How many sessions?

The ethology sessions last about 1 hour. The cost of the visit includes:

  1. The visit where the ethologist will analyze the case, issue a diagnosis and, if necessary, teach you correction exercises. The visit must take place in the environment and/or circumstances (home, walks, park…) in which the behaviors we wish to correct occur.
  2. Then he will give you a report with the guidelines and instructions to guide you on how to react or how to perform the exercises for the correct correction of behaviors
  3. Later you will be able to solve doubts online

In some cases, although not frequently, a review visit may be necessary at the cost of a common visit (€60).

Especially for the first visit, it is important that all of you who live with the animal at home are present and it is recommended that you compile videos of the animal’s problematic behaviors to show them to the ethologist.

Nuestras opiniones en Google

4.9 1,074 reviews

  • Avatar Nir Netzer ★★★★★ a year ago
    Great and officiant service. They were at my home within 2 hours.
  • Avatar Sophie Sanchez ★★★★★ a year ago
    Super convenient service! Tom is easy to contact and the fact that he comes to you is super practical. Also English speaking 🙂
  • Avatar Hugo Machado ★★★★★ a year ago
    Tom and Claudia are great. Very attentive, with lots of patience and super easy to communicate with. 100% recommended!
  • Avatar Chris S ★★★★★ a year ago
    We did all the passports and vaccinations for our cats travel preparations with Tommaso at our location which was very comfortable and no stress for animal.Tommaso has been very responsive and always answers all our questions and giving … More advice which we appreciate very much .Thank you .
  • Avatar Aoife McGoey ★★★★★ a year ago
    Such a good service, vet arrived and assessed our cat quickly, took the hassle and stress of a vet visit away as we have a new rescue cat who gets very nervous easily. Would definitely recommend as you don’t even have to leave your home … More and you know you’re getting great care for your pet!
  • Avatar Noreen Huhold ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    A very good option for those who either don't have a good vet next to them or don't want to put their pet under unnecessary stress (especially cats) having to go to the clinic. Very professional and good understandable explanations. … More
  • Avatar Kim Skinner ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Tom was fantastic, he came to give my three cats a vaccine booster and was friendly, efficient and excellent value for money.
  • Avatar Uli Grundtner ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    No words! A vet with a big heart and high professional! Thanks a lot for everything 😍
  • Avatar Florentine J Darcy ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Tommaso arrived at a delicate time for us, when it was time to say goodbye to our beloved 20 year old cat. We contacted him and scheduled the visit for the next day. He visited us at home and made sure our cat passed peacefully. He also … More put us in contact with a local crematorium and delivered his remains there.
    Thank you again!
  • Avatar stefania rifuggiato ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Fantastic service! Tommaso is professional and friendly at the same time, incredible to treat my dog, extremely helpful and prepared to resolve all doubts and issues
  • Avatar Ellen Gould Ventura ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Tommaso Piermarini of TomVets has a wonderful way with all animals looking out for their best interests. A number of years ago he first treated my cats and gave great recommendations for the hospitals and onsite veterinary clinics he collaborates … More with in terms of neutering and surgeries required for accidents and unusual health issues. He just did the chip and 2nd vaccine of my newly adopted puppy today. We’re very contented with his services. Above all, Tommaso was kind, professional, highly informed and communicative. He returns for the 3rd puppy vaccine in 3 weeks time. We are very grateful. Bravo Tommaso!
  • Avatar Carrie Alderson ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Was amazingly attentive, gentle and very caring. Straight away made sure we got the attention we needed for our very sick little doggie.
  • Avatar Gabriela Trupi ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Me and Beauty now are happy that we found you ! Thank you ! A great service. And very helpful coming at out home!
  • Avatar Thomas Sorensen ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Outstanding service. Timely and professional. Highly recommended for anyone who cares about their "kids". The home service makes it so much less stressfull for both our cats as well as us.
  • Avatar lisa gambino ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    My bunny gets so stressed when I take him to the vet, so last week I was looking online for a vet who would do home visits. My bunny had a really bad grooming issue, which needed to be fixed quickly. So I found TomVets and Dr. Tom came … More over that very same day! He sent me regular Whatsapp updates about time of arrival for example and he was super friendly and professional. My bunny looked amazing afterwards, without the stress of a trip to the vets! I would definitely recommend TomVets and I will be using him again in the future.

Ethologist at home
100 From


Ethologist trip to your home
Case study
Medical prescription

Additional costs:

Revision 60€
Kitten Care
249 From

Kitten care pack includes

2 x trivalent vaccine
Microchip + AIAC registration
3 Online visits
1 Home visit for common diseases


Leukemia vaccine from 4 months 50€
Leukemia Test 40€

*If your kitten has already received one of this services or needs another one, reach us and we will create a customized pack for you. Let us know also if you have more than one kitten.

Puppy care
349 From

Puppy Care includes

2 x Quadrivalent vaccine
1 x Rabies vaccine
Microchip + AIAC registration
1 home visit for common diseases
Basic Education Counseling
3 Online Visits

You save

Total value separately 623€
Save 274€

*If your puppy already has or lacks of any service, contact us and we’ll send you a customized pack.

External deworming with collars, if you need pipettes ask us the additional cost.