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  1. Exploring the Role of Communication in Companion Animal Obesity in the Veterinary Practice

    Contributor(s):: Alexandra Phillips, Cindy Adams (adviser)

    Veterinarians are tasked with an important communication challenge when treating obese cats and dogs, as obesity among pets remains a prevalent health and welfare concern. Our objectives were to 1) foster further understanding of the owner and veterinary perspectives of the complex factors that...

  2. A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Communication between Veterinarian and Client: From a Terminal Diagnosis to an End-of-life Discussion

    Contributor(s):: Victoria Thomas

    During the end of a pet’s life its owner is often in emotional turmoil over how to feel and what to do. A veterinarian can alleviate some of this grief by effectively communicating during a terminal diagnosis and end-of-life discussion. Effective communication includes acknowledging the...

  3. Assessing the preparedness of the veterinary profession to communicate with limited English proficient Spanish-speaking pet owners

    Contributor(s):: Landau, Ruth Ellen

    The purpose of the present study was to assess the preparedness of the veterinary profession to communicate with limited English proficient Spanish-speaking pet owners (LEP SSPOs). Results of surveys with 393 Latino pet owners, 383 small animal veterinarians and staff, and over 2000 veterinary...