Ep 5: How Teamwork Can Impact Your Dogs Next Veterinary Experience

Megan Arey, AAS, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator Owner and Trainer talks with Dr. Amanda Stanfield about the impact the Training and Veterinary teams can have on your dogs’ next veterinary visit. Dr. Amanda Stanfield grew up in Southern, NH on a small hobby farm. Growing up she dreamed of becoming a large animal veterinarian and excitedly decided to pursue this career at Oklahoma State University both for her bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She had always been passionate about, and witness to, the profound impact animals can have on our lives. During her studies, she realized she wanted to pursue small-animal medicine to promote and foster the special bond animals and humans share. Now Dr. Stanfield practices small animal medicine in Seabrook, NH, and is passionate about understanding our pets’ behaviors plus making sure owners are educated on how to raise their pets in order to build a stronger, healthier bond. At home, she and her husband have 2 amazing dogs (including a golden retriever they are training to be a therapy dog) and 1 incredible cat.  Join them today, as they discuss how different ways working together as a team which includes, pet parents, dog trainers & veterinarians will impact your dog’s next veterinary visit.  You won’t want to miss this episode if you have a dog that struggles with anxiety at the vet, you want tips & tricks to find a veterinarian that is right for you, or you want to learn more about how dog trainers can work alongside veterinarians to create an atmosphere of compassion & care for our four-legged friends.


The Dog Owners Guide Podcast: How Teamwork Can Impact Your Dogs Next Veterinary Experience

We discuss topics such as:

  • The one thing Dr. Stanfield wished she had known before getting her first dog that she wants other people to know
  • Some of the most common questions pet parents could ask if they are seeking out a good veterinarian to provide care for their pets
  • Stanfield’s recommendations to pet parents to talk to their trainers about to help with their experience in their vet
  • What should a pet parent do at a visit? What’s helpful for them to do and when shouldn’t they help?
  • What the most common thing pet parents misunderstand about what veterinarians do and the common misunderstanding between veterinary staff and clients
  • Standfield gives insight into ways a pet parent can develop a relationship with their veterinarian
  • Stanfield discusses, from a medical standpoint, if there is or is not a benefit to spaying & neutering with aggression or energy level
  • How she determines when pharmaceutical intervention is needed for behavioral issues
  • The three key points that Dr. Stanfield hopes listeners take from this episode

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