References: Your complete guide to reducing fear in veterinary patients

References: Your complete guide to reducing fear in veterinary patients

Dr. Karen Overall provides a step-by-step plan to help you take a more humane approach to companion animal care in your veterinary practice.
Jul 29, 2014

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