The format for the Penn Vet CALM program allows veterinarians and veterinary professionals to learn, understand, and apply a variety of tools to enhance the welfare of animals. Penn Vet faculty clinicians will discuss the biology behind the stress response; how to recognize fear, anxiety and stress in veterinary patients; and how to effectively prevent and manage them in different contexts. Participants will discover ways to compassionately and respectfully address the veterinary needs of their patients.
The program is approved for CE credits. All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.
This program will provide veterinarians and veterinary technicians with a deeper understanding of canine and feline stress-related behavior, and strategies to minimize the fear experienced by patients during veterinary procedures. The program emphasizes the profound relationship between behavioral and physical health in veterinary patients.
Typically, candidates come from or serve canines and felines in the following settings:
- Companion animal exclusive private practice
- Companion animal predominant private practice
- Veterinary clinics
- Veterinary hospitals
- Rescue leagues
- Animal shelters
- Animal care and control service providers