The Benefits of In-Clinic Sedation in the Fear Free Practice

Sedation can play a vital role when it comes to creating a Fear Free veterinary visit, but knowing when and under what circumstances to bring sedation into the picture as it relates to the fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS) a pet may be experiencing is critical for the both the pet and success of the visit. In this podcast, featuring Fear Free Executive council member Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, and Sharon Campbell, DVM, MS, DACVIM of Zoetis, we discuss the physiological and medical impacts of stress on a patient, how that can play into properly assessing pain, when on the FAS scale to start implementing sedation, and the benefits of doing so.