About Our Dedication to Fear Free Veterinary Care

Fear free veterinary care is important to us here at Fisher Glen Animal Hospital. That’s why we are proud to have Fear-Free-certified staff! What this means is that our staff have taken the time to complete a course that helps them to understand the signs fear and stress in your pet. Consequently we are dedicated to making visits or treatments as easy and relaxing as possible. Some of the most respected veterinary and pet experts in the world have written and developed the Fear Free Certification course, including boarded veterinary behaviorists, boarded veterinary anesthesiologists, pain experts, boarded veterinary internists, veterinary technicians (behavior), experts in shelter medicine, animal training, grooming, boarding and more!

Fear, anxiety and stress are common in patients arriving at a veterinary hospital. This often makes visits stressful for their pet parents as well. Sometimes, particularly with cats, it also means that the pet does not receive timely medical care, as pet-parents often put off booking appointments as long as possible. Fortunately, there are many ways to address the problem, starting with tips you can use to keep your cat calm right from when you are preparing to leave the house. Here at Fisher Glen Animal Hospital we use a combination of treats, and examination techniques that do not push your pet over their tolerance. Occasionally we may even recommend a light sedation that you can give to your pet at home before you leave. Do not hesitate to let us know if we can help you prepare for your visit in any way!

Visit the Fear Free Pets website for more information on Fear Free Certification! And while you’re here, why not check out Fisher Glen Animal Hospital’s Tips On Transporting Kitty To The Vet, or learn more about why It’s Important To Bring In Your Cat for A Checkup! Finally, Contact Us Today if you have any questions, or check out our new Online Appointment Booking!