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HSVMA Webinar: Decreasing Stress at the Veterinary Hospital Starts at Home
Wednesday, June 03, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PDT
Category: Events


Presented by Meredith Stepita, DVM, DACVB

8 pm ET/5 pm PT, Wednesday, June 3, 2020

This webinar is approved for 1.5 hours of RACE CE for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians. 
Registration is FREE for HSVMA members.

By the time many pets arrive at the veterinary clinic, they are already experiencing stress due to confinement in carriers, transport, awareness of the surrounding and/or the unknown. There are many ways that veterinary professionals can help prepare their patients for a clinic visit to reduce stress. Join Dr. Stepita for a discussion of this important topic including:  

  • Identify sources of canine and feline stress that occur prior to the veterinary visit.
  • Learn about and apply the 5 steps that make up a behavior modification plan.
  • Devise a treatment plan and counsel clients regarding foundational steps of behavior modification that pet owners must implement at home before the process of decreasing stress at the veterinary hospital can occur.
  • Devise a treatment plan and counsel clients regarding behavior modification of stressors that occur before the veterinary visit (ie car ride, carrier).
  • Understand the role select anti-anxiety medications and non-pharmaceuticals play in decreasing patient stress that occurs before the veterinary visit.

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