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||Welcome Laurie Lobdell, MA, CVT, Program Director and Amber Chlada, CVT, Lead Lab Assistant
||Recognition and modification of abnormal behavior in dogs and cats, Gene Pavlovsky, DVM
This presentation outlines how early development and learning may impact behavior in dogs and cats, describes the basics of behavior modification and outlines how behavior modification techniques can be used to manage various behavioral conditions. Recognition of fear, anxiety and stress will be discussed as well as appropriate ways to interact with dogs and cats during their visits to the hospital.
|10 AM–11:40 AM
||Express Yourself and your Value, Effective Negotiation: Rebecca Rose, CVT
You don’t have to prepare for a battle to negotiate effectively. You do have to prepare, practice, and have a plan for mutual gain. Changing how you think about negotiating will help you speak up with confidence. And finally, don’t be afraid to ask! Most people find the thought of negotiating a pay raise or setting a wage nerve-racking at the least. You are doing yourself (and your team) a disservice by low balling your value. Get over the limiting belief, "I'm not in it for the money." Not negotiating your value can cost you a lot over the course of your career. Tips will include preparation in knowing your value, team wages, the use of silence as a strategic tool, focusing on the issues (not the personalities) and the volley of active listening to keep the conversation moving forward. Finally, identify your walk-away point (what makes or breaks the deal). When moving on, keep your options open, the veterinary community is far too small to burn bridges.
|11:40 AM–12:30 PM
||You can do the things!!! Jenny Trail, CVT
Introduction to triaging and stabilization for rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas. What to do when companion herbivores present for emergencies to your practice and what steps you (yes you!) can take to facilitate efficient evaluation and care.
||Pre-Op Blood Work & Your Anesthetic Protocol, Caitlyn Cordell, CVT
A review of the importance of pre-op blood work, what we can learn about our patients from it & how we should tailor the anesthetic protocol.
||Treating Hypotension in the Anesthetized Patient, Jessica Risley, CVT, VTS (anesthesia/analgesia)
Learn the importance of maintaining proper blood pressure and different techniques and drugs to improve hypotension.
||Placing the best bandage you can, Kellie Gard, CVT
Tips, tricks, and hacks for basic bandages.