You may be using an intake form already for your behavior and training clients, but have you really thought about all the layers of information you have at your fingertips that the owner or caregiver has shared with you? Let’s dig into the information that will deepen your understanding of the animal’s behavior, illuminate the owner’s perspective on what they’re seeing, and sharpen your communication skills in a way that allows you to connect with your clients from the start. This presentation will focus on case-based examples from history forms submitted to the Animal Behavior Clinic and how that information proved invaluable in the assessment and management of those cases.
“That’s What She Said”: Reading Between the Lines of Client Submitted History Forms
11:00 am PT
Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC (he/him) received his veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota in 2002 and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2010. He has operated both house-call and office-based behavior practices and is currently the owner and lead clinician at the Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Pachel lectures regularly throughout the United States as well as internationally, teaches courses at multiple veterinary schools in the United States, and has authored several articles and book chapters on topics such as inter-cat aggression and pet selection for animal assisted therapy. He is a sought-after expert witness for legal cases involving animal behavior and is also a vice president of veterinary behavior, on the executive leadership team for Instinct Dog Behavior and Training, as well as co-owner of Instinct Portland, which was launched in the fall of 2020.