Fear Free Veterinary Visits — Do Well by Doing Good

A one-day Fear Free symposium for your entire practice team

Lecture details:
E'Lise Christensen DVM, DACVB: “Behavior is medicine; Fear Free is better medicine."
E'Lise Christensen will introduce the science behind fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS), show how Fear Free is better medicine (more accurate TPR, BP, physical exams, blood chemistries, etc.), and outline specific sedation protocols.

Debbie Martin, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior): “Developing the Fear Free Plan of Action for Patient Care”
Many of the procedures we need to perform on our canine and feline patients are uncomfortable and unpleasant. There is no one technique or method that will work with every patient. You will become familiar with Fear Free concepts such as considerate approach, gentle control, and the touch gradient. Through case examples and discussion, discover how to adapt and implement Fear Free techniques for each individual patient and procedure. You will be ready to start creating your Fear Free plan of action with your next patient! Objectives include:

  • Recognize signs of a relaxed and stressed cat and dog.
  • Define the concepts considerate approach, gentle control, and touch gradient
  • Apply a Fear Free plan of action to case examples

Louise Dunn: “Practical, Proven Ways to Get Fear Free Planted, Growing, and Blooming in Your Practice”
Learning about new treatments and new ideas in patient care is a key trait that drives many of us in the veterinary industry.  Planting the seeds of these new ideas is easy.  However, implementing them can be difficult – often resulting in no growth or poor growth.  Taking a seed to a full plant requires attention, watering, and fertilizing – and the same applies to a new idea.  Moving an idea from theory to practice requires attention to designing, developing, training, and monitoring.  Learn the easy steps to take you from the conference room to the exam room.

Natalie Marks, DVM: “What Are You Looking For? Success With Fear Free“
Are you trying to juggle life, work and personal health? Most practitioners are. Learn about implementing Fear Free techniques and how they can improve every aspect of general practice and help you find the right balance. Explore tips and tricks that help me every day. Walk with me through all range of cases to see Fear Free in action. You will see how Fear Free practice can improve your patient care, your state of mind and your bottom line…and isn’t that what success is all about?

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis – Indianapolis Marriott East
7202 East 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
(Free parking available)


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8:00-8:30 Check-in and registration
8:30-8:45 Dr. Marty Becker - opening

Debbie Martin, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior)

10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:30 E'Lise Christensen DVM, DACVB
11:30-12:00 Vetoquinol | CEVA | Virox
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:15 Louise Dunn
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:45 Natalie Marks, DVM
3:45-4:00 Dr. Marty Becker - close

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