Fear Free Care

We understand that there can be a lot of anxiety surrounding taking your furry family member to the vet. Cat owners, especially, dread the whole horrible ordeal. In fact, the #1 reason cat owners list for not bringing cats in for their annual checkups is that they don’t want to stress their cats out. Many dogs also don’t look forward to vaccines and blood draws—who does? The difference is that humans understand the purpose of tests, while animals do not. We want every experience at our facility to be as smooth and stress free as possible. To that end, our staff has undergone additional training in fear free handling. Our hospital is also designed to be cat-friendly; we have separate waiting areas and happy-cat pheromone diffusers in all cat exam rooms. If we find that a situation is dissolving, we believe in stepping back, reevaluating, and trying a new approach.