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  • in reply to: Searching for ideas on medication for a "touch-me-not" dog i #13201
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    Hello Andrea,

    This is difficult to read and answer because it is such a bad situation, plus for myself, it’s not enough information to give you a recommendation. Hopefully, others in the forum will answer as well. Your potential client is “trapped in the house”, her ability to manage this dog and the aggression is serious.  Having a second dog in the picture complicates the issue further. Given your level of expertise with behavior medications, the level of seriousness and the long term aspect of the case and the potential liability, I recommend you refer this case to a veterinary behaviorist (Board Certified). If there aren’t any close by, then there may be someone like yourself that has had more medication experience and perhaps they can see the case and keep you advised.

    Please note that, no one else has answered you yet, so I’m offering my thoughts. I do not mean to offend you by suggesting you might not be able to handle this case but instead, I am thinking of your best interest as well as theirs.

    In addition, anytime I prescribe medication, I am still using behavior modification, environmental management, training, etc. with a case. They will need other measures to address this situation.

    I hope this helps.

    Best,

    Carolyn


    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
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    AVSAB Corresponding Secretary

  • in reply to: changing practice culture to less stressful #13142
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    I love this topic! I am no longer in a practice as I do in-home visits but I was there for 23 years. I too, found that resistance, especially with cats – even before it was a “movement” to have a fear-free practice – another thing I love!

    I tried to lead by example too, again, especially with cats. I also often used Adaptil, Feliway, Thundershirts and treats in the office. It didn’t really generalize, unfortunately. The profession has a culture, IMO, that is resistant to any change so it’s hard. Plus, when they did see me working with difficult animals successfully, they didn’t see how it could transfer to them. They just attributed it to my skill with behavior. So convincing the staff that they can do it too can be a challenge to overcome. But I agree, Teri, that you made a difference!

    I think posters with a simple list of what can make a vet visit easier could make a difference, if veterinarians would hang them, and also educating the public, as you are doing, Sally. When I asked my Dad, who is also creating a major shift in an area of medicine, why the change was taking so long, replied that historically, it usually takes 25 years or 2 generations to change the belief in a culture. Interesting to think about.

    Sally, if you have tweets or facebook posts that I can share, I’ll be happy to do so. 🙂

     


    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
    AVSAB Corresponding Secretary

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    AVSAB Corresponding Secretary

  • in reply to: Adopted orphan kitten destructive behavior #13141
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    Great suggestions, Sally!


    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
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    I’ll add that we have stellar speakers at the AVSAB Conference this year and that it sold out the first year. I’m not sure about last year but this year, I’ll be shocked if it doesn’t sell out. We have Lori Haug, Theresa DePorter and a whole list of that caliber! Yay! I plan to sign up Day 1!


    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
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  • in reply to: Web Site Redesign #11565
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    I also want to add that I don’t know if I’ll be familiar with the new software he chooses. I’ve done some work with one that he mentions, S2 Member, but, at this point, it is far too complicated for me to learn in the time I have. Josh includes training and a manual but I am not going to be able to learn a whole new system, again. So while I understand and can make changes to the website we have, I can’t speak for the one we would get.

    I am assuming the support we will get, Josh and the host, can manage issues that arise but that would be important to confirm.


    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
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  • in reply to: Web Site Redesign #11564
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    I’m sorry, John! I was away from my desk and meant to post this!

    I am in full support of Josh doing the work. I trust him and having worked with him for many hours over a few months and after working with John in a similar fashion, he understands us and our needs.

    To be clear, Meredith, to your point, the website is functioning. It is not designed at it’s best with the user in mind – whether that is the member or the public. When you cannot find a member on the search list, for example, that is because that member has not submitted a profile. It may take me a few days to get them up but I mean overall. Otherwise, money is coming in. Members are joining and renewing. So, that work is done. What remains is a site that makes sense in terms of use and goals.

    The purpose in changing membership platforms, website theme, etc. is to make the integration easier and hopefully, with trouble at a minimum in the future. For example, Sally had brought up that we would like to have the order form for the position statement online. This is possible now. We have the software in place and it would not be that difficult, but neither John nor I can be the webmaster, so we need someone else to do that work. That would fall under what Josh would do for us, if I understand the plan correctly.

    Another point you mention, Meredith, is support. My understanding is that Josh will support his work but he will not be supporting our website. The new host would take on that role; hopefully well.

    Therefore, we do have to remember/keep in mind that all these companies change over time and we will need to keep up with those changes. This won’t be the end of our website needs. If Josh does take on a role of support, that would be great, but if not, I think we need to find someone who will. If we keep up with changes, it won’t be nearly as painful as if we wait until it is obvious and then need another overhaul.

    To manage this as an organization, I propose that as soon as it seems appropriate, our dues go up. Keeping up a website such as ours, is an ongoing project and I believe we need to have a webmaster or a virtual assistant or someone to support the need.

    Best,

    Carolyn


    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
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  • in reply to: Board Discussion/Decision on Walk Your Dog Harness #11412
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    I’m happy to offer this to members, so yes.

    We need 2 more yes’.


    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
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  • in reply to: Vote on Melanie Cerone, PhD #11277
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    Will do. I’ll give everyone a chance to respond by Wednesday. I let her know that we were discussing it.

    Thank you, John.

    Carolyn


    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
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  • in reply to: Vote on Melanie Cerone, PhD #11269
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    Hi all,

    It’s been a month since Melanie Cerone applied. I need more votes or I will have to out and out reject her. We have:

    Fiia – yes

    John – conditional

    Terri – not sure

    Carolyn – conditional

    Please respond by Wednesday, February 20th, 2017.

    Thank you,

    Carolyn


    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
    AVSAB Corresponding Secretary

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  • in reply to: Vote on Melanie Cerone, PhD #11205
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    Rehardimg Melanie Cerone as an Affiliate Member, I agree with John. I also agree with your point Terri, but them think that this is why we vote. John has a compelling argument that solves the issue of a PhD in a different area so I vote yes, if she does get the CAAB.

    This is not enough votes. That makes three so we need two more in favor or give against.

    Please vote.

    Thanks,

    Carolyn


    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
    AVSAB Corresponding Secretary

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    Thank you!


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    Thank you, John. This has been on my mind also. Can I share your recommendations on my website?

     


    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
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    My thoughts:

    This could be a good way to get more public exposure for the AVSAB as well as a way to help our member. I don’t know what amount they are considering. It could be $100 or $100,000! Who knows. I am just not sure if there is a “delicacy” about connecting to law firms.

    So my vote is to pass it on to whoever handles this if appropriate.

    Best,

    Carolyn

     


    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
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  • in reply to: safe switch SSRI to TCA #10755
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    Dear Anik,

    The recommendation that I have received in the past for these two medications, and used, is to decrease one medication by 25% for two weeks and then repeat until phased out. At the same time, phase in the new one at the same rate, 25% to begin for two weeks and then repeat to increase until to desired level.

    Maybe someone else will comment too but that is how I handle it. Hope that helps!

    Best,

    Carolyn


    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
    AVSAB Corresponding Secretary

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    AVSAB Corresponding Secretary

  • in reply to: Vote on Jennie Willis, PhD #9934
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    Thank you! That makes 5/8 votes yes so I will give her the good news.

    Please make sure you subscribe to this Executive Forum.

    Carolyn


    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
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