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Students and Staff Learn About Canine Behavior

July 15th, 2018

Kate Hooper, Class of 2012, and Meredith Bleuer, Class of 2019.

The Whole Dog Academy hosted a Canine Behavior Conference in Portland in July that was organized by OSU alumna Kate Hooper, Class of 2012.

Certified veterinary technician Kimberly Warren, who works in the ICU at the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, attended the conference.

“The biggest thing I took away from the conference was how many resources are available in the Pacific Northwest for animal behavior — and not limited to dogs and cats, but horses, birds, and other species as well,” she says. “This made me realize how much we can improve the overall health of our patients when they visit us at OSU.”

Warren especially valued the information she learned from Dr. Letitia Fanucchi. “Her lecture was the most interesting and helpful,” says Warren. “She focused on training for cooperative veterinary care. She showed us short video clips of how they are implementing a more cooperative care technique when it comes to patient exams, venipuncture, and other procedures in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Washington State University.”

Students Meredith Bleuer and Samantha Lastusfka attended the speaker sessions and also manned a fund-raising booth for the OSU Shelter Medicine Club, which provides volunteer effort and monetary donations to animal rescue groups.

“The conference was excellent,” says Bleuer. “I was able to see a lot of the lectures between representing the school and the Shelter Medicine Club. Thank you to the Dean for sponsoring such a great opportunity.”


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