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Title: Enrichment for Veterinary Patients

When: Ongoing

Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:4CBCC-KSA Knowledge:0
CPDT-KSA Skills:0CBCC-KSA Skills:0


The course is open between those dates, there are 4 real time sessions Sept 3, 10, 17, 24th. Course Description: Enrichment does not just stop at toys and fun. The lives of and the care our patients receive during treatment can benefit from incorporating several techniques of enrichment. Relaxed and cooperative patients receive more thorough and timely treatment resulting in minimal stress on both sides of the table. Effectively adapting and enriching the veterinary environment to allow for higher quality patient care results in improved health outcomes and builds revenue. Staff experience less stress and fewer injuries when patients are easier to handle. Clients are happier when their pets are able to receive treatment without struggle, discomfort, or fear. All of these benefits and more can be gained through implementation of the environmental enrichment strategies presented in this course. This course will consist of four (4) Real Time Sessions of sixty (60) minutes each, supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions, a mandatory end-of-course test, and may include online multiple choice quizzes (after each Real Time Session). Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to be considered for a course certificate of completion. Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to: -define environmental enrichment and describe the purpose and benefits for use in veterinary practice for the patient, client, and staff. -identify ways to incorporate environmental enrichment into small animal general practice. -extrapolate, via message board and class discussions, methods and determinations for incorporation of enrichment in other types of veterinary services such as specialty practice, university setting, exotics, etc. -give examples of ways to enrich the environment for special needs patients. -explain the importance and methods of environmental enrichment to clients.

Sponsor: Veterinary Support Personnel Network

Speaker(s): Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior), CPDT-KA

Contact: Barb Burri
 Phone: 1-800-846-0028 x 764