Cooperative Veterinary Care, 2nd Edition

Cooperative Veterinary Care, 2Nd Edition Pdf

By Alicea Howell and Monique Feyrecilde

Every pet needs medical care in the veterinary clinic and husbandry at home. Fear and stress can present significant barriers to good care while also compromising safety for animal care professionals and pet owners. It’s possible to help pets learn to allow and even willingly participate in veterinary care, husbandry, and grooming. With a foundation in learning theory and emphasizing practical techniques, Cooperative Veterinary Care, 2nd Edition PDF is a groundbreaking guide to encouraging voluntary participation in veterinary care. Now updated to reflect the latest research and clinical information drawing on years of professional hands-on experience, it’s a must-own for any small animal practice or pet professional looking to increase patient comfort and facilitate excellent care.

  • Foundations of learning and training to prepare any professional to get started right away
  • Unique exploration of the veterinary environment and how Cooperative Veterinary Care can help
  • Integration of the Fear Free(sm) Spectrum of Fear, Anxiety & Stress to quantify patient experiencesStep by step training plans for veterinary care and husbandry with photo and video demonstrations
  • Practical applications for all common procedures.
  • Foundation techniques which can be expanded to virtually any veterinary care or animal husbandry and grooming need

Cooperative Veterinary Care is written for the veterinary professional team but will help anyone and everyone who cares for and interacts with pets.

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Table of Contents

1- Introduction to Patient Centered Veterinary Care

Discusses the fundamental principles of patient-centered care, including the importance of minimizing stress and fear in veterinary settings.

Covers topics such as iatrogenic behavioral injury and focusing on animal welfare.

2- Perception and Communication

Explores how animals perceive the world through vision, hearing, olfaction, and touch.

Discusses stress and fear in animals, as well as body language and its significance in communication.

Identifies causes of stress in veterinary settings and provides strategies for reducing stress.

3- Learning, Conditioning, and Training

Examines classical and operant conditioning principles in training animals.

Covers various techniques for habituation, sensitization, desensitization, and counterconditioning.

Discusses the ABCs of behavior and fundamental training skills for both animals and trainers.

4- Successful Visits: Environment and Protocols to Prevent Fear and Stress

Provides guidance on setting up veterinary environments to minimize fear and stress for animals.

Offers protocols for various stages of the veterinary visit, from reception to examination and treatment.

5- Type One Patients and Training: Distraction Techniques and FAS 0–2 Pets

Identifies Type One patients (those exhibiting minimal fear and stress) and provides training techniques for them during veterinary visits.

6- Type Two Patients and Training: Conditioning Plans for FAS 0–3 Pets

Addresses Type Two patients (experiencing moderate fear and stress) and offers training strategies to manage their behavior during veterinary procedures.

7- Type Three Patients and Training: Incorporating Operant Techniques, FAS 0–5 Pets

Focuses on Type Three patients (experiencing severe fear and stress) and how to incorporate operant conditioning techniques into their training.

8- Additional Patient Resources

Discusses the use of nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and other resources to manage patient anxiety and stress in veterinary settings.

Highlights the roles of various professionals in implementing patient-centered care.

9- Implementation Strategies

Provides strategies for implementing changes to veterinary practices to prioritize patient-centered care.

Addresses common concerns and obstacles to change, offering practical advice for overcoming them.

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