We know pets are afraid of the veterinarian—it’s just a fact of life. And while we can’t verbally communicate to your furry friends that we are here to help, we have taken a huge step to show them that we are the good guys: we are proud to say that Downtown Veterinary Clinic is now a Fear-Free Certified practice! Since we became Fear-Free certified, we have been incredibly pleased with the client and patient responses to our tactics for reducing fear and anxiety.
What is Fear-Free Certification?
If you’re unfamiliar with this achievement, the Fear-Free Certification Program is a training course that helps veterinarians modify clinic procedures, handling, and facilities to help pets feel safe and comfortable while receiving the medical care they need.
How Does a Practice Get this Distinction?
To become Fear Free Certified, all aspects of our hospital were evaluated, including culture, leadership, client education, facilities, patient visits, staff training and more. Additionally, a Fear Free Practice Certification Veterinarian performed an on-site visit where they reviewed and then ultimately approved us.
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