KeraVet Bio to sponsor Fear Free dinner presentation

By Michelle Barson, KeraVet Bio Staff

KeraVet Bio is excited to announce our first Fear Free sponsorship. The sponsored event will take place on June 22 in Chicago and is a dinner presentation featuring KeraVet Bio Advisor, Dr. Natalie Marks. Dr. Marks will be presenting to practice owners, managers and medical directors to on how to create a better workplace culture through Fear Free practices.

Attendees will also hear a brief presentation on the innovative, new product KeraVet Gel and the value it brings to creating a Fear Free culture for staff, clients and patients. There will be an opportunity to receive pre-launch samples (for licensed veterinarians only) there as well.

The goal of this event is to encourage these veterinary professionals to consider becoming Fear Free certified. Fear Free certification can help to:

    • Reduce or remove triggers that can cause pets to become fearful at home, in transport & at the vet
    • Enhance the quality of medicine in practice & increase compliance
    • Help owners deliver calm pets to the hospital & improve safety for the veterinary team

Register by clicking here.

Natalie Marks finds the ideal combination of teaching/mentoring and improving the emotional health of pets in the Fear Free movement. She sat on the Fear Free Executive Council and is a national educator helping other private practitioners develop these techniques. She also led her practice to become the 7th nationally and first practice in Illinois to become a Fear Free Certified Hospital. She is an Elite Fear Free Certified Professional.

KeraVet Gel was recently approved as a Fear Free Preferred Product and we officially begin our partnership with Fear Free this August. The Fear Free Preferred Product Program (PPP) is designed to provide Fear Free Certified Professionals access to products and services that are aligned with Fear Free protocols, procedures, and recommendations. As Fear Free Certified Professionals implement Fear Free in their workplace, gaining access to certified Fear Free products and services will facilitate and speed up that process. The Fear Free Preferred Product Program is reviewed and evaluated on an ongoing basis to ensure that the products and solutions selected continue to meet the needs of our Fear Free community. Find other great Fear Free Preferred Products here.

About Dr. Natalie Marks, DVM, CVJ

Dr. Natalie Marks has been a veterinarian at Blum Animal Hospital since 2006, co-owner until 2018 and current associate.

Dr. Marks has received many prestigious awards in her career and is also very passionate about educating in all aspects of media, both locally and nationally.

She is a desired national and international lecturer for many of the same companies at VMX, WVC, AVMA and regional conferences, and most recently was a featured speaker at the Royal Canin Global Symposium.

Finally, Dr. Marks is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and consultant, and one of the newer members of VANE, the Veterinary Angel Network.

Read Dr. Mark’s complete bio on her website.

Dr. Natalie Marks, DVM, CVJ

Fear Free

Founded by “America’s Veterinarian,” Dr. Marty Becker, and developed by hundreds of experts in behavior, medicine, and handling, Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice. Their programs and courses have provided more than 248,000 veterinary professionals, pet professionals, animal welfare communities, and pet owners with the knowledge and tools to look after both a pet’s physical and emotional wellbeing.

Learn more about Fear Free by visitng their website.

Dr. Marty Becker, DVM

Dr. Marty Becker is a passionate advocate for the human-animal bond, Dr. Becker serves as an adjunct professor at the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is an honorary board member of Pet Partners and the Humane Society of New York, as well as a past board member and strong supporter of his local pet rescue group, Second Chance Animal Adoption of Bonner Ferry, ID, and a supporter of the Panhandle Animal Shelter in Sandpoint, ID, the Kootenai Humane Society in Coeur d’Alene, ID, and the Whitman County Humane Society in Pullman, WA. He also serves on the advisory board of World Vets.

Dr. Becker practices at VCA North Idaho Animal Hospital because he loves veterinary medicine, pets, and the people who care for them.

Read Dr. Becker’s complete bio here.

Dr. Marty Becker, DVM