How to Incorporate the Human-Animal Bond Into Your Practice

September 26, 2017

Oliver Knesl, BSc, BSc (Hons), MSc, BVSc, MRCVS, director of major accounts for veterinary professional services in the US Companion Animal Division for Zoetis, gives two things to remember when trying to incorporate the human-animal bond into your veterinary practice.

Oliver Knesl, BSc, BSc (Hons), MSc, BVSc, MRCVS, director of major accounts for veterinary professional services in the US Companion Animal Division for Zoetis, gives two things to remember when trying to incorporate the human-animal bond into your veterinary practice.

When incorporating the human-animal bond into practice, remember the importance of 1) client communication and 2) appropriate animal handling. Veterinarians should engage and educate their clients about their pet's care, and always show empathy. Veterinarians should also use the Fear Free guidelines regarding appropriate restraint and minimizing stress in their patients.