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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

Your complete resource to what some call a revolution that will forever change veterinary medicine. ...

Low stress veterinary visits

Fighting the fright: dvm360's top 10 Fear Free articles

FIRSTLINE - May 26, 2017

See which of our articles have most assuaged the stress of veterinary visits for pets.

FDA warns about risk of possible accidental overdose of dogs treated with Sileo

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 24, 2017

The drug, manufactured by Zoetis, is used to treat cases of noise aversion.

CVC doodle: How to create a spaw-like exam room

FIRSTLINE - May 15, 2017

Low-cost and no-cost Fear Free tips for veterinary practice managers and technicians.

Client handout: Care and keeping of puzzle toys


These enrichment items are great for exercising veterinary patient’s brains but need regular cleaning to keep them in good condition.

Creature comforts: Food puzzles for a Fear Free veterinary visit

FIRSTLINE - May 12, 2017

Sit. Stay. Play! Food puzzles are a practical tool to help create a comfortable, Fear Free veterinary visits.

Anxiety and otitis: What a pain in the ear

FIRSTLINE - May 09, 2017

Veterinary professionals, lend me your ear! Pain, otitis and anxiety are a combination not many want to mess with, but I’ve got some tips and tricks worth listening to.

How to get pets + vets ≠ stress

VETTED - May 05, 2017

Take anxiety out of the equation with these veterinary products.

Turn your veterinary hospital into a ‘spaw’

FIRSTLINE - May 03, 2017

Low-cost (and no-cost!) Fear Free tips by role and by room.

Team handout: 7 clinic accommodations for feline ‘oldsters’

FIRSTLINE - May 03, 2017

Don’t let your veterinary practice commit these feline faux pa(w)s with old, painful cats.

Food vs. needle: Food wins

FIRSTLINE - Apr 28, 2017

Sit the dog, hold the dog, fire off those treats fast, and you've got your Fear Free blood draw on a food-motivated dog. Watch me demonstrate it in this video for your next veterinary visit.

Fear Free: Be the team that changes everything for pets

dvm360.com - Apr 19, 2017

Consider this case study and ask yourself: Do you want to change everything for the pets that visit your practice?

Fear Free, high value continuing education? #skeptical

FIRSTLINE - Apr 18, 2017

I didn't believe a lower stress approach could make a difference in our veterinary practice … until CVC made a convert of our assistant manager. Here's what we've learned in the process (and how my skepticism has turned to genuine appreciation).

Calm skies ahead: Helping pets with thunderstorm phobias

FIRSTLINE - Apr 18, 2017

CVC educator Dr. E’Lise Christensen, DACVB, offers at-home behavior modification strategies veterinarians and team members can offer to clients.

Fear Free: An urgent obligation (not to mention, unprecedented opportunity)

dvm360.com - Apr 18, 2017

You’ve probably heard of Dr. Marty Becker. And if you’ve heard of Dr. Marty Becker, chances are you’ve heard of his dream of every veterinary practice transforming into a Fear Free practice.

Pipe in music to decrease stress levels in your kennel


Study evaluates the stress-reducing effect of playing different music genres for kenneled dogs.

Trazodone may lessen patient stress while in the veterinary hospital


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


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


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).