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Healing Our Wounds as We Heal Theirs: A Veterinarian Gives Thanks

November 21, 2017 Blog

Since I published the story of my personal struggle with depression and a family history of suicide—including my father, who…Read More

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Study: Gabapentin Reduces Stress in Cats Before Veterinary Visits

November 6, 2017 Blog

Cats can suffer from severe fear and stress when being transported to the veterinarian or while being examined once there.…Read More

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Veterinary Technicians: The Heartbeat of the Hospital

October 19, 2017 Blog

Veterinary technicians have their fingers on the pulses of every patient, and they are at the heart of the entire…Read More

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Gulliver’s Travails And Other Tales Of Fear Free Technician Care

October 16, 2017 Blog

Gulliver was nervous and fearful. Recently adopted, he needed a complete checkup, but his owner wasn’t sure she could get…Read More

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An Open Letter to Our Clients on Their Hardest Day

October 10, 2017 Blog

The loss of our furry family companion is devastating, and often the loss can leave us in a fog of…Read More

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Temple Grandin’s Unique Voice is Helping To Create A More Fear Free Experience For Pets Visiting the Vet

October 1, 2017 Blog

Temple’s voice in the Fear Free Advisory Group continues to enhance the emotional wellbeing of animals, including companion pets in…Read More

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Fear Free Makes A Difference In Joy Of Practice

September 18, 2017 Blog

All too often, as veterinarians, we are pushed to see more patients.  Get’em in and get’em out!  We find ourselves…Read More

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Fear Free Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses Are Struggling in a Devastated Texas—You Can Help!

September 5, 2017 Blog

Fear Free has teamed up with the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation to provide additional funds to Fear Free Certified veterinarians…Read More

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Becoming A Catvocate For Feline Environmental Enrichment: My 10-Step Program

August 29, 2017 Blog

"I knew I had to do better for my patients. I had to change my practice to include environmental enrichment…Read More

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Treats Make Vet Treatments Less Stressful—even (or Especially) in Cancer Cases

August 17, 2017 Blog

Kind hearts and hands, combined with tasty treats, cater to the emotional health of pet cancer patients during treatment at…Read More

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Overcoming Culture Change With Fear Free

August 4, 2017 Blog

While attending the AAHA conference several years ago in Phoenix, I sat in on the Fear Free seminar by Dr.…Read More

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Research Dispels Cat Misconceptions and Provides Insight into Feline Motivation

August 1, 2017 Blog

Mislabeling of cats as solitary, aloof creatures with little need for human company beyond the physical needs humans meet (like…Read More