The Animal Behavior Healthcare Team: Real-World Trainer & Veterinary Collaboration Models
Veterinarians and professional modern trainers have the same goals: to improve the human-animal bond, relieve pain and suffering (physical and emotional), and to do so without doing harm to the patient. A collaboration between these fields creates a complete animal behavior healthcare team and benefits all parties: the trainers, veterinary professionals, the clients, and the pets! This Session will explore the possible roles of trainers within the veterinary field, including assisting with patient behavior evaluations and with behavior modification implementation. Debbie will also explain how to triage behavioral concerns, to help you identify when a veterinarian should be involved in a case. Case examples will be used to facilitate the learning process.