4 Fear Free tips for every veterinary hospital

4 Fear Free tips for every veterinary hospital

Set up good vibes for your patients (and their owners) in a hurry.

When implementing Fear Free techniques in your veterinary clinic, you can go as simple or full-blown as you'd like. Just want to dip your toe in the Fear Free pool? Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Debbie Martin, CDPT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (behavior), has four easy-to-execute tips you can apply today. Here's a breakdown:

Curtail accidental acrobatics with nonslip surfaces for patients.

Set the mood with calming music. This is good for both patients and clients, Martin says.

Note the nose with pleasing aromas. "I really like the pheromones specific to the species," she says, "but also some kind of aroma therapy for the pet owner so that they're more relaxed."

Take pets' minds off the examination with treats and other distractors such as brushes and other grooming tools. (No word as to whether this applies to clients.)

Watch the video to hear more.

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