CEU Event: Noise-related Anxiety versus Noise Phobia

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 1.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.


In this VetVine Case-based Learning (CBL) segment, veterinary behavior expert Dr. Christine Calder discusses the case of "Shai" (a service dog) and shares his story to highlight keys to working through a behavior problem (in this example - reactivity to noises), as well as considerations for differentiating anxiety-related behavior from a true phobia. Discussion includes physical aids that were helpful in managing this dog's aversion to noise, demonstration of a desensitization and counterconditioning technique that was employed in his management, as well as pharmacologic interventions that were considered and administered.

Speaker(s):Christine Calder, DVM, DACVB

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