We believe Fear Free is an important movement in the veterinary community, and are proud to be a part of it. The idea behind the Fear Free movement is that your pet's stress levels matter a lot - both for their emotional and physical well being. Many animals get stressed when they visit a veterinarian. Stress levels impact a pet's physiology, changing their heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. This is a problem, as these systems are used to assess your pet's health. Stress can make a veterinary professional believe there is a more serious health problem when really stress is the culprit, or worse, can mask a real health problem. We practice Fear Free techniques because we believe your pet's healthcare and wellness is far too important to do anything less!