Category: Lectures and Seminars

CattleDog Booth Experience: What we learned, Who we met, and When we will be near you for 2018

CattleDog Publishing has just wrapped up a whirlwind of two major veterinary conferences in February of 2018. First, we were at the VMX (formerly known as NAVC) conference in Orlando, Florida for 4 days, then we exhibited at the Midwest Veterinary Conference in Columbus, Ohio for 3 days. These booth events provide a way for myself and our staff to personally talk to interested animal professionals about Low Stress Handling®. New this year is our wonderful backdrop for our booth and display stands to better show off the books and DVD products. Putting the backdrop together the first time was

Bite/Near-Bite Job Stress Poster Presentation at AVMA Convention in Indianapolis

At the end of July 2017, I attended the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention in Indianapolis, IN. This was pretty exciting for me as I was selected as a poster presenter for my survey “Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Bite/Near-Bite Job Stress in Veterinary Medicine.” In addition to the poster presentation, I was also selected to lead a round table discussion on the same topic. Last summer (2016), I proffered a 10-question survey to a number of veterinary groups. This was an effort to gather data on job stress due to bite and near-bite injuries in small animal practices. As

Highlights from the Veterinary Behavior Symposium – Indianapolis, IN, July 20, 2017

Last weekend I attended the Veterinary Behavior Symposium – the conference of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists – held in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention in Indianapolis, IN. CattleDog Publishing co-sponsored the symposium and our booth was well attended. It was great to see so many of my friends and people who supported Dr. Yin in her writing and publications at this meeting. What I always like about this meeting is the variety of presentations focused on advancing the science of animal behavior. Residents in veterinary behavior, veterinary behavior specialty technicians, and research scientists from

A Breakthrough in Epilepsy Treatment for Dogs

While some veterinary conditions have been helped by prescription diets, until now there has not yet been a diet specific for the epileptic patient. This diet is specifically made to be high in the medium-chain triglyceride fat which is important in brain cell function.

Finding a Place for Low Stress Handling® Within College Curriculums: Part 2

In part 2 of our 2 part series on incorporating Low Stress Handling® practices and techniques within college and university veterinary curriculum, we offer a short interview between CattleDog Publishing’s Executive Director, Dr. Sally Foote, and Assistant Professor at the Community Practice at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Michael Nappier. In this interview, they discuss how Dr. Nappier and his staff have incorporated Dr. Sophia Yin’s Low Stress Handling® techniques not only into the curriculum for the students but also how the Community Practice as a whole has incorporated those same techniques. How do you incorporate Low Stress Handling™ into

Finding a Place for Low Stress Handling® Within College Curriculums: Part 1

It has been a very busy first quarter here at CattleDog Publishing. First, Sarah Flowers (Marketing & Online Certifications Coordinator for CattleDog Publishing) and I had a wonderful time at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, Florida. Just recently, Debbie Gass and I returned from a wonderful week at the Midwest Veterinary Conference in Columbus, Ohio, where I presented 6 hours of Continuing Education (CE) lectures addressing the topics of stress reduction in patients during emergency care, feline handling, and the impact of bite/near-bite job stress. Debbie staffed the CattleDog Publishing booth most of the day, especially while I

Low Stress Handling® Silver-Level Certification

Individual Certification at this level demonstrates to clients and employers the individual’s dedicated interest in Low Stress Handling®. Hospital Certification at this level demonstrates to clients and staff the hospital’s commitment to appropriately training staff in Low Stress Handling® methods.

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