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An Urban Experience
For wants that are producing FAS in the patient, it does not mean the procedure will never be performed but instead we need to consider other options such as, being willing to reschedule. Perhaps the patient has reached his/her tolerance for today. Another day may
be better. In the meantime, schedule some fun/victory visits for the patient to have a pleasant experience at the hospital. The veterinarian may consider dispensing pre- visit pharmaceuticals (PVP’s). If rescheduling is not an option, sedation to minimize the potentially emotionally damaging experience should be considered by the veterinarian.
Case Examples and Discussion
Case examples will be reviewed and through audience participation options for a Fear FreeSM plan of action will be determined.
Conclusion
Through early recognition of behavioral signs of fear, anxiety, and/or stress and intervention on our end, we can prevent the escalation of fear in our patients. Thus, we can facilitate pleasant associations with the veterinary hospital and the procedures we want to perform. Creating a veterinary plan for care for each patient,
will help facilitate a Fear FreeSM experience for all team members.
Resources:
For more information on the Fear FreeSM certi cation program and resources visit: www.fearfreepets.com
42ND WORLD SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARY ASSOCIATION CONGRESS AND FECAVA 23RD EUROCONGRESS


































































































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