A one-day Fear Free symposium for your entire practice team
Join us for this one-day symposium and learn how to create Fear Free veterinary visits in your practice. Fear Free is all about putting pets back into practices, and reducing fear, anxiety and stress for pets, clients and the entire veterinary team.
Hosted and facilitated by Dr. Marty Becker, this symposium will give you all the tools and direction you need to get started, and includes a discounted registration for the Fear Free Certification Program available on VetFolio. Your patients - and the clients that love them - will be glad you did!
Admission to symposium with access to Dr. Marty Becker, all speakers and sponsors
Ability for Q&A with Dr. Becker
Ability to visit sponsor tables
Coffee service on arrival
Refreshments throughout the day
Certificate of attendance with 5 hours of RACE approval
Special discounted rate for Fear Free certification program offered to attendees only
Fear Free gift
“Behavior is medicine; Fear Free is better medicine."
Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB
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.
“Developing the Fear Free Plan of Action for Patient Care”
Debbie Martin, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior)
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
“Fear Free doesn't cost - it pay$!”
Fritz Wood, CPA
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.
"The Real Deal – Fear Free Success In General Practice"
Jonathan Bloom, DVM
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!