January 27, 2024

Program Theme

Understanding Canine and Felines Behavior: Managing Problems and Identifying Opportunities
8 hours of CE Credit

Venue Details

Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center
211 B North LaCrosse Street, Rapid City
Washington Meeting Room

Meeting Agenda

7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am Welcome

8:05 am Small Animal Behaviors Lecture Presentation by Dr. Robyn Hayes, DVM, CVA

  • Puppy and Kitten Behavioral Development: What is normal? What is not? When do you seek help?
  • Setting the stage for a lifetime of vet care: Strategies for keeping Puppy and Kitten Wellness Care visits Low Stress
  • Canine and Feline Body Language – Fight, Flight, Fidget, Freeze. What do these look like in the veterinary setting and why is it important to identify for your patients?

12:00 pm Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm Lecture Presentation (continued)

  • Behavioral Psychopharm: Common behavior medications for daily use and Pre-Visit Medication protocols for Low Stress Handling.
  • Where’s the Potty? Feline Litter Box Concerns

5:00 pm Conclude

About Our Presenter

Dr. Robyn Hayes is originally from upstate New York and has lived all over the world, most recently relocating from Kentucky to Minnesota. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Cornell University, then attended two years of veterinary school at the University of London’s Royal Veterinary College. Dr. Hayes transferred to North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2005. Dr. Hayes practiced as a primary care veterinarian from 2005 until 2022, and began seeing behavior cases in general practice in 2010. In 2021, Dr. Hayes began a non-conforming residency with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Dr. Hayes is certified in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute, Fear Free Certified- Elite, and Low-Stress Handling and Restraint certified. Dr. Hayes currently practices at Veterinary Behavior Specialties of Minnesota.