Fear Free and the Human Animal Bond

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Our Fear Free Commitment To Our Petners

We are proud to have Fear Free certified professionals on our team.  Our practice is dedicated to caring for your pet's emotional and physical well being.  ​

We promise to keep our voices low and calm and to use the least force necessary to examine, test or treat your pet.  We will use gentle control techniques, innovative tools, and medication when needed to ensure your pet's emotional health isn't sacrificed for the sake of medical care.  

Unless it's not medically appropriate, we will be giving your pet lots of treats during our visit.  This is so he/she starts associating the veterinary team with good things that will help keep stress levels low.   Preparing for your appointment by not feeding your pet can help this process along.  

Some pets prefer to be examined up high, on the table, in your lap, on the floor or outside.  We will go where we need to go to make your pet (and you) comfortable during the exam.  We also use specialized distraction techniques to keep your pet focused on good experiences while we perform procedures, such as injections, that might cause brief stress or pain.  We will also use special calming chemical signals, known as pheromones, infused on our clothing.