“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.” -via Fear Free Pets website

At The Veterinary Hospital of Davidson, we attempt to make your pet as comfortable as possible at each visit by eliminating any fear, anxiety, or stress that your pet may have.    We have always practiced with a Fear Free approach, but decided to have our staff become professionally certified.  The majority of our veterinary professionals on staff are fear free certified and are hoping to make coming to the vet a pleasant experience for your pet, as well as you, the pet owner.  We approach each pet differently, as we know that sights, smells, and sounds can produce different outcomes for different pets.  If you would like to learn more about our Fear Free practices, please give us a call for further information or visit Fear Fear Pets.