DR. SALLY J. FOOTE graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine class of 1984 after completing her undergraduate coursework at Purdue University. After 4 years of small animal practice in Chicago, Dr. Foote purchased Okaw Veterinary Clinic in Tuscola il. She has practiced small animal medicine and behavior there from 1988 to present.
Dr. Foote has held offices for the Eastern Illinois Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois Veterinary Medical Foundation , as well as currently student co coordinator to the student chapters of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. Dr. Foote has been a selected speaker at the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior's annual meetings 2010 and 2013 with topics on positive handling methods and aggression reduction during exams. Dr. Foote regularly guest lecturer s at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Articles on behavior in practice have been featured in DVM 360, Epitome, and Impromed publications. She has also achieved certification in feline behavior by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
Dr. Foote has also developed a method of recording and scoring positive conditioners to the veterinary exam to reduce pet aggression and continues to promote and develop less stressful/ positive handling for all pets during the veterinary experience .
Review and discuss actual cases with Sally J. Foote, DVM, demonstrating techniques that reduce aggression in the office. Techniques, tools, and strategizing before handling will be explored. Additional information on fast acting pain reduction and positive use of muzzles will also be demonstrated. Receive 1 hour of continuing education credit.
Learn how simple modifications of office procedures reduces patient pain during in-office procedures. Dr. Sally J. Foote, DVM, will demonstrate techniques for blood draws, injections, anal sac expression, small wound closure, ear exams, and other orthopedic exams. Receive 1 hour of continuing education credit.