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Friday, June 24 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
CWA Track: Fear Free - Hot Topics for Pet-Centric Writers

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Dr. Marty Becker (moderator): Veterinary visits are down, particularly for cats. Luckily, there is not only an answer to declining veterinary visits but a way to ensure that pet owners think of veterinarians as the true pet health expert and, moreover, say yes to our professional recommendations: Fear Free veterinary visits. Simply put, you just have to take a pet’s emotional well-being in one hand and physical well-being in the other. Learn how to help YOUR cat, dog, ferret, bunny, significant “furry wonder” take the “fear” out of proper care.

Denise Fleck:  Having taught 10,000 pet lovers animal life-saving skills, Denise will help you rescue Rover or help Fluffy feel better BEFORE you can get to veterinary care, but will also provide tips, techniques and tools to help your pet become more comfortable around his second best friend...his veterinarian!  Sunny-dog Ink and the Pet Safety Crusader (TM) help you keep it “fear free” for your pet's sake.

Dr. Elizabeth Colleran:  Cats still have three out of four feet firmly planted in their wild origins. The New Cat Science explains who cats are, how they experience the world, how they think and why they act the way they do to bust common misunderstandings/misconceptions when it comes to cats and their health.

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Dr. Marty Becker

DR. MARTY BECKER, “America’s Veterinarian,” has spent his life working toward better health for pets and the people who love them. Dr. Becker was the resident veterinary contributor on “Good Morning America” for 17 years. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Humane Association as well as its Chief Veterinary Correspondent, a founding member of Core Team Oz for “The Dr. Oz... Read More →

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Dr. Elizabeth Collaran

Chico Hospital for Cats
ELIZABETH COLLERAN, DVM, MS, DABVP (Feline) is a 1990 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is the owner of two feline exclusive practices, one in Portland, Oregon founded in 2003 and the second in Chico, California founded in 1998. She received a Master’s in Animals and Public Policy in 1996 from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Colleran is an ABVP Diplomate in Feline Practice. She is... Read More →
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Denise Fleck

Founder, Sunny-dog Ink
DENISE FLECK is an award-winning author and animal care instructor who developed the curriculum for her Pet First-Aid & CPCR Classes after training with dozens of schools and organizations, practicing, attending seminars and practicing some more.  She founded Sunny-dog Ink in 1999 to help people help their pets and has taught over 10,000 animal lovers pet life-saving skills and millions more through her appearances on Animal... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
Kave Ballroom 1

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