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Fear-Free: A dvm360 Leadership Challenge

Have you embraced this movement yet? No matter what level your veterinary practice is ready for, we've compiled everything you need to decrease patient stress and anxiety. ...

dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Fear Free

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Low stress veterinary visits

Trazodone may lessen patient stress while in the veterinary hospital

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Feb 16, 2017

This results of this study may change up your go-to sedative for your anxious hospitalized veterinary patients.

Toxic teams affect patients too: A veterinary behaviorist’s view

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Feb 10, 2017

The damage caused by one bad experience may never be reversed.

Team Meeting in a Box: Less stress! Tips for calmer dogs

Dec 29, 2016

Many myths exist about canine behavior, and your veterinary team needs to understand why your practice believes in—and recommends—behavior counseling for happier pet families. This team meeting, sponsored by VPL, will get your entire team on the same page—for less stress and calmer dogs!

Veterinary Medicine Essentials: Low-stress techniques

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Dec 22, 2016

Each Veterinary Medicine Essentials package covers diagnostic steps, treatment plan guidance and the latest updates, plus resources to share with your entire veterinary team and your clients.

Your clinic needs more cats

VETTED - Dec 21, 2016

The feline sector is the biggest untapped growth opportunity for companion animal veterinarians. Here's how to become more feline-friendly (and how you'll benefit).

Fear Free: Tell clients why you bother

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Dec 13, 2016

Better vaccinations, kinder physical exams and taking time to relax and reward pets in the veterinary practice are all crucial parts of creating a lower-stress visit. But if you don't tell pet owners why you're doing and why, you're leaving it to them to guess.

Fear Free training tip: Teach pets to touch a target

FIRSTLINE - Dec 09, 2016

This skill centers the pets’ focus on you and encourages positive engagement.

Pain management is key to low-stress veterinary visits

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Dec 08, 2016

Luckily, Dr. Ralph Harvey says you'll soon have more analgesic options than ever.

Fear Free carrier training tip: Reward that cat!

FIRSTLINE - Dec 07, 2016

Mikkel Becker and Dr. Gary Landsberg demonstrate to train cats to a carrier.

Stop the worry and love the head halter

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 02, 2016

Well-timed treats are key to overcoming dogs' initial objections to this form of guidance while on a leash.

What 'taking them to the back' means for your patients

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Nov 08, 2016

This veterinary behavior specialist says you’re reading your patients all wrong. Bonus: The simplest, most important low-stress practice tip everyone in the veterinary world can use.

How senses differ for animals and humans in veterinary hospital design

HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT - Oct 27, 2016

Veterinary architect Heather Lewis is here to remind the veterinary world that even man’s closest of animal companions still sees, smells, hears and experiences vary differently in crucial ways. Keeping that truth in mind helps immensely when it comes to designing a low-stress environment.

Fear Free tip: Cats like to look down on you

FIRSTLINE - Oct 17, 2016

No, really. Kitties (and some dogs too!) will relax in your veterinary practice if you just give them high spaces to perch.

Calm the fearful and collect the benefits

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Oct 10, 2016

How Well-Managed Practices are decreasing fear and increasing revenue.

Client handout: Why punishment fails, and what works better

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Sep 29, 2016

Use this handout to show clients this should not be the first training method of choice.

Don't panic! A low-stress approach is easy and fun

FIRSTLINE - Sep 23, 2016

Switching styles can trip up the team, but the transition is worth the trouble.

6 tips for managing senior cats

FIRSTLINE - Sep 22, 2016

Managing your senior feline patients goes much deeper than non-slip mats. Consider these tips from Dr. Kelly St. Denis in order to better manager your senior cats.

The No. 1 tip to take the stress out of a veterinary visit

FIRSTLINE - Sep 16, 2016

When it comes to creating a positive veterinary visit for pets, owners and teams, Dr. Gary Landsberg says there should be one word driving every action: Individualization.

22 tips for calmer pets—and pet owners

FIRSTLINE - Aug 30, 2016

"Just get it done" doesn't pay off in the long run. Instead, slow down and reduce the potential for pets' fears.

Why fear can be such a pain in cats

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Aug 29, 2016

Dr. Robin Downing explores the link between fear and pain in your feline veterinary patients.