Lesson series

Mix-n-Matching Meds

Veterinary behaviorists commonly use multiple behavior medications at the same time to best support their patients. But if you aren’t working with a veterinary behavior team, concerns about interactions, dose timing, and side effects can prevent the most dedicated veterinarians from prescribing more than one medication .

The good news is using medications together is not new; some of us have been doing it for more than 20 years! At Behavior Vets, we believe improvements happen faster with an educated team.

In this Two-Part series, we will cover the complexities and benefits of using medications together.
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These webinars are suitable for veterinary professionals, animal trainers, animal behaviorists, dog sports teams, shelter and rescue staff and volunteers, pet guardians, and anyone with an interest in the neurobiology of training and behavior.

3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available:
Pet Owners - Is your pet doing well on a single treatment, except when they’re not? Are you interested in exploring what combination treatment might do for your progress? This webinar will help prepare you to be a better advocate for your pet and get better results.

Trainers/Behavior Consultants - Are you curious about medication combinations you may have seen prescribed for behavior cases? Are you feeling confused about why veterinarians are choosing the combinations you are seeing in practice? Join us for a look at the ins and outs of combination therapy so you know how it might impact your behavior plans.

Veterinarians - Are you interested in combining medications for your patients but are worried about trying something new? Do concerns about serotonin syndrome or other drug interactions keep you from prescribing plans that could help your patients? Come to this webinar to learn how to choose and safely combine medications for behavior problems. We’ll discuss the research, potential uses, and the challenges of using multiple medications for behavior cases.
Meet the instructor

Dr. E’Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. E’Lise Christensen DVM is a board-certified veterinary behaviorist and an international lecturer and author. Dr. C received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2002. She first became interested in veterinary behavior as a high school student when she worked at a veterinary practice and began training animals for pet therapy at a local substance abuse facility. While in veterinary school she researched separation anxiety in shelter dogs, was an assistant trainer at an animal shelter, and studied with numerous board-certified veterinary behaviorists.
Patrick Jones - Course author