Fear Free in Practice: Portland, OR

Sunday November 11

Beaverton | Oregon | United States

A one-day workshop presented by Fear Free and NAVTA The all-new Fear Free 2018 Workshop Series will change the way you practice. Fear Free is about putting pets back in to practices, and this event will help put the joy back into your work. Hosted by Dr. Marty Becker, this year’s series is all about going deeper into the Fear Free practice. Let a world-class team of lecturers teach you how PVPs and sedation can give you and your patients a Fear Free experience even with time constraints or emergency situations. We’ve taken your feedback on the sometimes difficult act of getting everyone on-board with Fear Free and have developed a whole lecture to focus on implementation and communication of Fear Free to your clients and your team. This year will include three hours of in-depth case studies. Learn how planning and arrival protocols can set your clients and your staff up for success. See a routine Fear Free exam and vaccination from our experts. Find out more about anesthetic induction and how to properly communicate the procedure’s details with your clients. We’re incredibly excited about this year’s events and we hope you are too! Please join us in one of the 12 cities on this year’s list and see how Fear Free will let you practice the way you’ve always dreamed What's Included: Admission to workshop 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 Complimentary lunch Fear Free USB Stick packed with lecture information and extras Certificate of attendance with 7 hours of RACE approval Special discounted rate for Fear Free certification program offered to attendees only Fear Free gift Lecture details Monique Feyrecilde, LVT, VTS (Behavior) & Jonathan Bloom, DVM: An Uncomfortable Reality – Recognizing and Addressing Fear, Anxiety, and Stress in veterinary practice You see it every day; the cat unwilling to come out of her carrier, the dog panting and hiding behind his owner’s legs. Research tells us that owners see it too. Fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS) are not only physically and emotionally damaging for the pet, but they are negatively affecting how we practice veterinary medicine. The good news is that through Fear Free techniques such as utilizing the FAS scale, considerate approach, gentle control, and a touch gradient, we can minimize the level of FAS in our patients and take the ‘pet’ out of petrified and put pets back into your practice! Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Surgery): “Fear Free in a Time Crunch – Don’t Hesitate to Sedate!” Until the day when every veterinary patient happily prances into the Fear Free Veterinary Practices of tomorrow, there will be occasions where urgency and convenience supersedes appropriate Fear Free patient conditioning. As such, it is imperative to utilize pharmaceuticals when the signs of fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS) become too great in dogs and cats requiring immediate veterinary attention. Fear Free handling tips and sedation protocols covered will help the veterinary health care team facilitate perioperative diagnostics, create peaceful anesthetic inductions, and ensure maximal patient comfort and emotional well-being throughout the pet’s entire hospital stay. Practical surgical nursing strategies designed to improve the perioperative experience for both pets and pet owners alike will also be discussed. Joanne Graham, CVPM, SHRM-CP, CCFP: Positive reinforcement – it’s not just for pets!! Communication strategies to encourage Fear Free success Joanne Graham discusses collaborative methods to communicate Fear Free concepts across the practice team and to your clients. Discover ways to effectively and positively encourage the whole team to adopt new practices, motivate and inspire each other while moving into a new era of Fear Free practices that so positively impact the way we practice medicine. Case Studies with all speakers: Putting Fear Free into Practice In the morning sessions, you learned the theory, science, and concepts behind Fear Free. This interactive afternoon session will identify scenarios faced every day in practice. Through audience participation and the expertise of the Fear Free speakers, implementation of Fear Free solutions will be explored. You will discover the secrets to how to start, when to stop, and what to do. The situation for each pet is different, but when you know the basic stopping points, the Fear Free tools, and how to use them, life becomes better for you and your patients. In this practical session, we’ll talk about situations and climb the Fear Free “decision tree.”