Behavior: Regrouping During an Exam

April 16, 2017

Ellen Lindell, VMD, DACVB, owner of Veterinary Behavior Consultations in Bethel, Connecticut, says veterinarians should consider how much impact they have on patients during exams—especially young patients.

Ellen Lindell, VMD, DACVB, owner of Veterinary Behavior Consultations in Bethel, Connecticut, says veterinarians should consider how much impact they have on patients during exams—especially young patients. Early exams should be as comfortable as possible for patients, and if the patient becomes stressed out, Lindell says it is OK to stop the exam and regroup.