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Fear Free Basics: What You Need to Know to Get Started! 9-26-18
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Fear Free Basics: What You Need to Know to Get Started! 9-26-18

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
From 6:00 until 8:30 pm
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe
2100 S Priest Dr
Tempe, Arizona  85282
United States
Contact: Mittie Williams

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Session Details



Discussion Topics:

  • How fear, anxiety, & stress affects diagnostic tests, patient health, and welfare 
  • Behavior indicators of fear, anxiety, and stress in dogs and cats 
  • Core concepts to create a fear free/low-stress environment in the veterinary hospital 
  • Alternative restraint options to minimize fear, anxiety, and stress 
  • Scoring fear, anxiety, and stress in dogs and cats 
  • Case examples 


Approved for 2 CE hours by the Arizona Academy of Veterinary Practice (for technicians).




Debbie Martin, LVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior) 


Debbie Martin received a Bachelor of Science degree in human ecology from The Ohio State University and an associate of applied science degree in veterinary technology from Columbus State Community College. She has been a fulltime registered veterinary technician since 1996. Debbie is the animal behavior technician for Veterinary Behavior Consultations, a specialty veterinary practice located in Spicewood, TX, with practice limited to the prevention and treatment of animal behavior disorders. She assists a board-certified veterinary behaviorist, Dr. Kenneth Martin, who is also her husband, during behavior consultations. Debbie is a co-owner of TEAM Education in Animal Behavior. Debbie is a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Behavior. She is the past president and treasurer for the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians and an active member and previous recording secretary for the SVBT (Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians). Debbie is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA).  Debbie and her husband published a book on normal development and training in dogs, Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog. They are also the authors of the Karen Pryor Academy course, Puppy Start Right for Instructors. Debbie is the co-editor and a contributing author of the textbook, Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses published in 2015. Debbie is honored to be a Fear Free Certified Professional, a member of the Fear Free Advisory Panel, on the Fear Free Executive Council, and the Manager for the Fear Free online continuing education programs.



Cancellation Policy: Cancellations before 9-12-18 will receive refunds in full. No-shows or cancellations received after 9-12-18 will be charged the full amount.

Late Registration Policy: Registrations received on or after September 12, 2018 will be charged a $20 late registration processing fee.

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