“As veterinary professionals, we know that visits to our hospitals are declining—and we know that the stress and anxiety associated with taking a pet to the veterinarian is a significant reason why. Fear leads to trauma for our patients, and as a result, pet owners visit their veterinarian less often or not at all, instead opting to seek advice and products from other sources.
Fortunately, there is a solution that can resolve this downward trend, restore trust in veterinarians as the true pet health experts, and most importantly, reduce feelings of stress, resulting in a better experience for all involved, including pets, owners, and veterinary health care teams: Fear Free℠ veterinary visits.” Read more about Fear Free on their website: https://fearfreepets.com/about/what-is-fear-free/
Who is Fear Free Certified?
At our hospital, one veterinarian and one veterinary technician are Fear Free Certified. This means that they are trained in:
- Reducing or removing anxiety triggers that can cause pets to become fearful at home, in transport, and at the veterinary hospital
- Enhancing the quality of medicine in the practice
- Improving safety for the veterinary team