April 17, 2018

From Fearful to Fear Free: A Positive Program to Free Your Dog from Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias

Have you ever wished you had a simple guide to help your clients take their dogs from fearful to Fear Free? One that was not only supportive of the veterinary relationship, but written by boarded veterinary behaviorists, a nationally recognized veterinarian, and a credentialed and experienced trainer -- all Fear Free Certified?
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March 22, 2018

Senior Care: Seeing Old Cats Early And Often

A cat’s golden years occur in three stages: mature (7 to 10 years), senior (11 to 14 years), and geriatric (15 years and up). This period can be the most rewarding for cat owners—who may be aging right along with their pets and thus can identify with their ailments—as well as for the veterinarians who care for them.
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March 15, 2018

Human-Animal Bond Certification Announced

A new human-animal bond certification program for veterinarians, veterinary nurses and practice managers was announced at VMX in Orlando, Florida. Veterinarians, researchers and academics developed the course.
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March 7, 2018

From Food To Fear Free, Cats Win With Winn

If you treat cats in your practice-and I'm guessing that most of you do-you may or may not know that you can thank the Winn Feline Foundation for much of the knowledge you have about treating them. Over the past 50 years, Winn has funded nearly everything important that has been revealed about cat health, and to no surprise, is also an avid supporter of Fear Free.
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March 5, 2018

Veterinarians and Pet Sitters Can Team Up To Provide Fear Free Care

Owners often ask pet sitters about health issues, and it's not unusual for pet sitters to notice a health problem before the owner does, simply because they're seeing the pet with a fresh eye. But pet sitters aren't veterinarians.
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February 19, 2018

New Products Promote Pets’ Physical, Emotional Wellbeing

New products debuted at this past month's VMX conference in Orlando, Florida, are designed to enhance the human-animal bond as well as promote animals' physical wellbeing and emotional comfort.
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February 8, 2018

Stressful Stats: Findings of Veterinary Wellbeing Study Spark Hope, Worry

Veterinarians 45 years old and younger were more likely to experience serious psychological distress, and only 27 percent of those would recommend the veterinary profession to others. Those were among the notable findings of a comprehensive veterinary wellbeing study presented at the 2018 Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) in Orlando, Fla., on February 6, 2018. The online survey of 3,540 veterinarians, designed to measure the prevalence of mental illness and stress in the veterinary field and compare the findings to those of prior studies and the U.S. public, was a collaboration between Merck Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
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February 1, 2018

How Fear Free Certifications Instantly Create Marketing Opportunities Inside and Outside Your Practice

In today’s competitive veterinary industry, many different certifications can set a practice apart: Cat Friendly Practice, American Animal Hospital Association accreditation, and American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, to name just a few. Fear Free has one distinguishing benefit, however: it’s that everyone on your staff can participate and become invested. Each team member can demonstrate this initiative, implement strategies, and market why this makes your practice different with every client interaction, every day.
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