Fear Free Certified Professionals!!
Animal Doctor Westside
What is Fear Free?
Can you imagine telling your dog, “Let’s go to the vet!” and seeing her tail wag? How about getting out your cat’s carrier and seeing him/her come running?
Local pet owners won’t need to imagine it if they visit Animal Doctor Westside in Manhattan, KS. That’s because Animal Doctor Westside is part of a new initiative sweeping veterinary medicine designed to ease the stress, fear, and anxiety so many pets experience while at the veterinarian.
Known as Fear FreeSM, the training and certification program helps veterinarians and entire practices modify their procedures, handling, and facilities to help pets feel safe and comfortable while receiving the medical care they need. We have the additional knowledge to further help care for your pets.
At Animal Doctor Westside, keeping your pet happy and healthy is our goal. Providing medical care shouldn’t cause additional anxiety for your pet. By practicing in a Fear Free way, we can decrease the fear and anxiety of clinic visits which allows us to provide better and more consistent medical care for your pet.
Some changes that clients will immediately see to decrease fear, anxiety, and stress in your pet include: a diverse array of treat options for both dogs and cats; non-slip surfaces in use on the scale, on the floor, and on exam tables; pheromone use; calming music playing in the background; discussion of any fear and anxiety that your pet may be experiencing with their visit; and discussion of the options for helping to decrease that fear and anxiety for your pet.
Pet owners who would like their pets to experience the Fear Free difference can schedule an appointment by calling 785-539-7922.
If you have an appointment scheduled with us, PLEASE help us in filling out our Fear Free Questionnaire prior to your visit. We take our surveys seriously and want to create the most Fear Free experience.