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Minimizing Stress to Avian Patients During the Veterinary Visit

This live, interactive webinar will be presented by Dr. Alicia McLaughlin, an associate veterinarian at the Center for Bird & Exotic Animal Medicine with a special interest in animal behavioral modification using positive reinforcement training. Dr. McLaughlin is passionate about providing low-stress veterinary visits for all of her patients. She is a certified Fear Free™ veterinarian and is spearheading the development of an avian-focused Fear Free™ course. This presentation will explore the reasons stress should be minimized during avian veterinary visits and the challenges that must be overcome. Dr. McLaughlin will also share practical tips for clinical implementation as they relate to clinic design, staff training, client education, as well as tips for working with avian patients in an exam room or hospital setting.

Alicia McLaughlin, DVM

Alicia McLaughlin completed a veterinary internship in exotic animal medicine at The Center for Bird & Exotic Animal Medicine in Bothell, Washington and she is now an associate veterinarian at this practice. Dr. McLaughlin has been involved in veterinary research and leadership throughout her career, and has authored or co-authored articles in both professional journals and national conference proceedings. Dr. McLaughlin is passionate about providing low-stress veterinary visits for all of her patients. She is a certified Fear FreeTM veterinarian and is spearheading the development of an avian-focused Fear Free™ course.