When treating your pets we will take into account the emotional well-being of the pet, not just the physical. We know that a bad experience today to “get it done” can make the next several years more stressful for this animal. Veterinary care is important, but we cannot perform adequate physical examinations or interpret diagnostics effectively if the patient is too anxious or aggressive because they are scared. Stress, anxiety and fear changes how we can and will treat your pet in order to reduce these feelings.
This means we won't hold down your pet and induce fear or pain unnecessarily. We use a combination of management techniques/handling, medication and treats to achieve our goals with your pets. All animals learn the same way and fear can be extremely detrimental.
In human medicine, there has been a huge shift in focusing on the psychological welfare of patients. There has been more and more research to show that the mind and body are connected and damage to one leads to decreased health of the other. The same is true for our furry friends.
Overall our goal is to practice veterinary medicine with compassion and empathy. All of our staff are Low Stress Handling Certified. We will always put your pet's well-being ahead of "wants" so that we can achieve the "needs" of their medical care.