Putting the "treat" back into "treatment!"

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Do you have a new pet at home? Or know someone who does?

We'd love to share with you how we are dedicated to being a "Fear Free" practice! 

Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice, with nearly 33,000 veterinary and pet professionals committed to becoming Fear Free certified. 

What is a Fear Free practice?

The Fear Free movement promotes positive veterinary visit experiences for our pets AND their parents (reducing any associated stress and anxiety that may come with a visit), to encourage better healthcare. It’s a set of practices, methods, and tools that help to calm our veterinary patients and create a low-stress environment for their care. 

Our staff is trained and experienced with Gentle Handling techniques, as well as other veterinary visit protocols which align with the Fear Free movement – like creating a calm, relaxing environment in our waiting area, using veterinarian-approved treats, choosing a suitable room for examinations, and cradling every pet’s physical and emotional needs. And yes – every visit seems to end with a Sunrise snuggle!

We also educate our families on how to best prepare their BFF for visits with us - be sure to ask us.

Many choose to pop in when they’re in the neighbourhood for a treat - which we greatly encourage - and we might even ask to snap a photo for our Facebook page! We welcome you to learn more on our website. 

If you’re receiving this, chances are you already know us.

If you know a friend who has a new pet at home, please consider sharing this blog post with them. We'd love to offer them the chance to get to know us, too! 

Thanks for reading! Wishing you a great September. 

From the desk of Dr. Stacey Gastis

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