VSPN TECH349-0621: VSPN CE Online Conference - Canine & Feline Behavior

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using the Zoom platform.

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Date: June 26, 2021
Time: 10:00am ET to 4:15pm ET (with a 45 minute break from 12:45-1:30pm ET)     Time converter

Behavior issues are seen in practices on a daily basis. From litterbox issues to creating a better environment for our canine patients; behavior can affect many facets of what we do day to day in practice. This conference on Saturday, June 26, 2021, will cover many feline and behavior issues often seen in clinical practice. This is a one-day event, with four 75-minute sessions presented in webinar format. You must attend to earn a certificate of participation.

Participants will have access to the abstracts for each presentation 1 week prior to the event. There are no library materials or end of course test associated with this event. You must be a VIN or VSPN member to enroll.

This program has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (20-841539)

PROGRAM

10:00-11:15am ET
I peed on this: Litterbox Basics and Feline Elimination Issues         
Presenter: Rachel Lees RVT, KPA-CTP, VTS (Behavior)

Objectives: After attending this session, attendees will: 

  • Understand the most up to date information on litter box basics such as box preferences, litter type, box placement, litter height, etc.
  • Recognize the difference between feline house soiling and feline spraying and how to discuss treatment with owners
  • Acknowledge if there is a potential medical condition vs. behavioral issue
  • Understand when elimination cases should be referred to a veterinary behavior professional
11:30am-12:45pm ET
Lucifer the Cat: Addressing Feline Aggression and Handling in the Veterinary Clinic
Presenter: Presenter: Rachel Lees RVT, KPA-CTP, VTS (Behavior)

Objectives: After attending this session, attendees will:        

  • Understand feline body language and see early warning signs of fear, stress, and anxiety before we get to an aggressive display
  • Discuss handling suggestions and the newest recommendations for feline handling
  • Be able to examine ways to create a positive association with veterinary hospitals including carrier training, happy visits, and using food for examinations and veterinary procedures

12:45-1:30 ET BREAK


1:30-2:45pm ET
Puppy Socialization: Is it really necessary?
Presenter: Debbie Gass, CVT, LSHC-S

Objectives: After attending this session, attendees will:

  • Learn and understand why socialization of puppies is necessary
  • Be able to teach clients how they can socialize puppies
  • Understand how the lack of socialization can affect canine behavior as an adult

    3:00-4:15pm ET
    Canine Enrichment: More than just food puzzles
    Presenter: Presenter: Debbie Gass, CVT, LSHC-S

    Objectives: After attending this session, attendees will:

    • Define what enrichment is
    • Learn various types of enrichment
    • Be able to understand why enrichment is important for patients at home and in the clinic

    CE Credits: 5

    Price: $75 (USD)

    Early bird pricing: $68 (USD) if you enroll by June 12, 2021, you will receive a 10% discount off the price of the event.

    Student pricing: $38 (USD) for students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CVMA approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular price for this event (upon verification of student status).

    This program has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (20-841539)

    Event withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid event price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to June 26, 2021 at 10:00am ET. No refunds will be issued after the event. To withdraw, please contact VSPN CE at