(Regularly priced at $169/person or $139/person for groups)

Fear Free Veterinary Visits — Do Well by Doing Good

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

Lecture details:
Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB: “Behavior is medicine; Fear Free is better medicine."
Dr. Radosta 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

Fritz Wood, CPA: “Fear Free doesn't cost - it pay$!” 
Veterinary practice health is very often correlated with client loyalty. Fear free is your latest, greatest and best tool to take client loyalty right up through the roof! Your greatest opportunity for double-digit growth now and forever is taking better care of your existing clients and patients. Too often the profession chases the latest technology, which may prove to be more of a burden than a blessing, or spending big on an expensive remodel. Might I also & instead suggest investing in Fear Free certification for the hospital team, blowing up the treat budget, and making “dollars out of scents (pheromones)" to generate the profits needed to invest in new equipment, technologies, training, paying higher wages, offering better benefits, and building for the future.

Jonathan Bloom, DVM: "The Real Deal – Fear Free Success In General Practice"
Owner perception that pets hate coming to the veterinary hospital is at the forefront of declining visits to the veterinary hospital.  A Fear Free℠ approach to healthcare is likely the most powerful tool that veterinarians have to bring pets back into practice.  Learn how hospitals can step up their approach by addressing the fear and anxiety issue head on by exploring strategies from the trenches of General Practice.  Using video examples from my practice, we will take a walk through the typical outpatient Fear Free℠ exam.  After more than 20 years in practice, it finally happened - a healthcare model that benefits pets, pet owners, staff, and the business! 

Sunday, January 15, 2017
Tampa, FL

Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore
700 N Westshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
(Free parking available)


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8:00-8:30 Check-in and registration
8:30-8:45 Dr. Marty Becker - opening
8:45-10:00 Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:30 Debbie Martin, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior)
11:30-12:00 Vetoquinol | CEVA | Virox
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:15 Fritz Wood, CPA
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:45 Jonathan Bloom, DVM
3:45-4:00 Dr. Marty Becker - close

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