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Dr. Sally Foote

Helping Your Veterinary Clients Embrace Dog Ownership for Life

Dr. Sally Foote, DVM is the past president of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, is an author for the Fear Free Certification Program, and provides continuing education with a focus on Low-Stress Veterinary Care.

Dr. Foote and I discuss a startling statistic – 73% of new dog owners are considering surrendering their dogs to the shelter once the stay-at-home order is lifted. In this podcast, we talk about how the veterinary community plays a crucial role in helping with in-home pet retention to avoid this looming problem. We also converse about how to be more inclusive of behavior with triage, the importance of behavior baselines in your practice, and effective medical note keeping. Additionally, Dr. Foote discusses an excellent staff tool, the Puppy Behavior Consultant Certification, that can help with client rapport, building trust, and keeping puppy services in-house for a lifetime of better behavior in the clinic setting and at home for the owners.

Continuing education (for RACE) available on Dr. Foote’s website:

Foote and Friends for low-stress care support:

Dr. Foot’s YouTube Channel:

Learn more about the Merck study here:

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