02/26/20 Reduce Fear, Anxiety & Stress in Shelter Animals with Fear Free

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Recorded On: 02/26/2020


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Learn how to clearly identify signs of fear, anxiety, stress (FAS) and frustration in shelter animals. Veterinarians and shelter staff will discover how to modify various components of shelter life to reduce FAS and frustration in their shelter population. These Fear Free concepts will improve the overall welfare, mental health, and emotional well-being of both shelter animals and staff. Attendees will:

• Learn to interpret canine and feline body language, behaviors, and motivations 
• Understand and assess the impact of housing and environment (physical and emotional environment) on behavior and learning 
• Learn how to minimize fear, anxiety, stress and frustration:
       o At intake
       o During daily care and husbandry procedures
       o During medical procedures
       o During the adoption process

This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

This program (both live and recorded) has been approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
  • 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.
  • 1 CEU for behavior consultants by The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).
  • 1 CE  by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for Texas Animal Control Officers

If you wish to earn RACE CEs, you MUST also submit your veterinary/tech license number + license state after you watch the recording (due to new AAVSB RACE requirements)!

Dr. Wailani Sung, DACVB

Veterinary Behaviorist, Behavior Specialty Clinic, San Francisco SPCA

Dr. Wailani Sung obtained her master’s degree and Doctorate in Psychology in animal behavior as well as her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The University of Georgia. She is a co-author of the book, “From Fearful to Fear Free” along with Dr. Marty Becker, Dr. Lisa Radosta, and Mikkel Becker. Dr. Sung is a contributor to the Fear Free Shelter program. Dr. Sung currently practices veterinary behavioral medicine at the Behavior Specialty Clinic located at the San Francisco SPCA.  

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