Most veterinary visits are quite stressful for dogs and cats. This undue anxiety is very uncomfortable for pets, and it also poses patient care issues. Stress hormones affect a pet's heart rate, body temperature, and blood pressure. Because these body functions are used by veterinary professionals to assess wellness, it can cause veterinary professionals to believe a health issue is present when really it's just stress... or worse, miss a health problem because they believe stress is the cause.
We believe in a brighter future of patient care, and are working to build it... today. Dr. Best is proud to have earned her Fear Free certification, and maintains her membership to ensure the hospital consistently lives up to these high standards. It means we have undergone rigorous testing, and have designed your dog or cat's experience from their perspective, not ours. We carefully control what your pet experiences through their senses, use special handling techniques, and in general have created a comfortable and relaxing environment for your pet. Because they deserve the best.