RACE-APPROVED 1 HOUR CE COURSE
The objective of this program is to educate attendees on the important interrelationship between mental and physical health in cats and the role that stress can play in medical conditions and problem behaviors.
After completing the course, participants will have a better understanding of the signs of stress, illness and pain in the cat as well as some of the more common stress related conditions. This information should leave them better prepared to intervene with appropriate therapies as well as make recommendations for the best forms of environmental management for improving the cat’s health and welfare.
About the Author
Valarie V. Tynes, DVM, DACVB, DACAW is a native Texan and received her DVM from Texas A&M University. She worked in private practice for 14 years before returning to academia to pursue a residency in clinical animal behavior at the University of California at Davis in 2000. She has been a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists since 2003 and is currently Immediate Past President of the College. She is also Board Certified in Animal Welfare. Her special interests are the behavior and welfare of pet pigs, exotic pets and zoo animals. She is a frequent speaker at veterinary meetings around the country and author of numerous articles and textbook chapters. She joined Ceva in October of 2014 as a veterinary services specialist but continues to provide consulting services to zoos.