Dr. Nicholas Dodman
Dr. Nicholas Dodman, one of the world's most noted and celebrated veterinary behaviorists, will be delivering a presentation at NAVC.

January 7, 2010

HSVMA is hosting a special evening presentation for attendees of the 2010 North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) in Orlando, FL, entitled "Don't Lose Your Patients: How to Keep Clients and Prevent Shelter Relinquishment."

Presented by one of the best-known animal behaviorists and HSVMA Leadership Council member Dr. Nicholas Dodman, the session will discuss how veterinarians can prevent the relinquishment of pets to animal shelters by addressing behavioral issues in dogs and cats, while at the same time improving their bottom line.

While there are many non-medical professionals such as trainers providing behavior consultations, veterinarians have the ability to diagnose medical conditions that may complicate and even cause behavior problems.

Combining traditional medical care and behavior evaluations can lead to better animal care, which also increases owner satisfaction and, likely, improves your bottom line.

The presentation will identify the top behavioral reasons for relinquishment of cats and dogs at shelters, explain the most effective methods for addressing those behavior problems and discuss how veterinarians can incorporate these methods into their practices to both save animal lives and increase revenue.

The talk will take place at the Gaylord Palms Hotel on Sunday, January 17 at 5:30 p.m. It will be followed by a presentation of the first-ever HSVMA Direct Care Practitioner of the Year and Veterinary Advocate of the Year awards. Refreshments will be served. The first 50 attendees who arrive will receive a Starbucks gift card and will be entered to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card.

Please RSVP now if you plan to attend.

HSVMA will also be hosting a booth during the NAVC conference. Please stop by Booth #121 to learn more about HSVMA membership benefits, advocacy programs and community service opportunities for veterinary professionals. HSVMA will be conducting a raffle of animal care books for booth visitors.