Coffee breaks are scheduled midmorning and midafternoon--breaks, proceedings and lunch are included in the price of registration.
7 CE credits are given for this seminar
Cancellation must be done 48 hours prior to the seminar for a refund - a fee of 10% is nonrefundable
Veterinary students will be given the opportunity to register for a $20 fee, if space is available, one week prior to the seminar. This registration option is only for students, if space is available and does not include lunch. Students will be informed by broadcast e-mail.
Webinar registration option: Has been cancelled for the Fall Staff Seminar. Sorry for the inconvenience. Dr. Pachel uses video in his presentation and this would not create a good experience for the webinar participant.
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Titles, Abstracts and Schedule of Day
8:00 am - 9:00 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Desensitization and counterconditioning: The details make all the difference!
The process of desensitization and counterconditioning is used to address many different types of behavior problems. This presentation will cover the "nuts and bolts" of this fundamental technique in ways that will help you to explain this training tool to your clients. Several specific approaches to counterconditioning will also be covered along with "tricks of the trade" to make these techniques even more effective.
10:30 am - 10:45 am - Break
10:45 - 12:15 pm
Diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline compulsive disorders
Pets may present to you with behavior patterns such as licking, spinning or ball chasing that appear repetitive, obsessive, or perhaps even compulsive. This presentation will help you to differentiate these pathological patterns from attention seeking or accidentally rewarded behaviors, to make an accurate diagnosis of compulsive disorder when appropriate, and to implement treatment recommendations to reduce or eliminate these issues for your patients.
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm - Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Beyond the basics of canine separation anxiety diagnosis and treatment
Many dogs with separation respond well to standardized treatment plans. However, what do you do when the diagnosis isn't straightforward, the patient doesn't respond as anticipated, or when there are obstacles to successful implementation of treatment? This presentation will address these concerns as well as present additional medication options and explore ways to utilize technology to enhance your treatment plans.
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm - Break
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Intercat aggression and social behavior of domestic cats
Feline social behavior has a dramatic impact on the ability of domestic cats to live together, to accept new members into their household, and to resolve conflicts when they occur. This presentation will use video examples to highlight normal social behavior and to help you identify early warning signs before they develop into major problems. Interventional strategies for dealing with intercat aggression will also be covered.
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Behavior case triage: where do you start?
We've all experienced the "oh, by the way..." behavior question at the end of an appointment. In addition, many veterinarians avoid asking behavior questions about their patients because they aren't sure how to get to the bottom of the problem or what solutions to recommend. This presentation will focus on techniques for triaging those questions and breaking down recommendations into practical solutions for clients.
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