Fear Free Certified Professionals in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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At Nichols Hills Pet Clinic, we are committed to taking the anxiety out of veterinary visits for the many dogs and cats who are affected. Their emotional health is just as important as their physical health, and we hope to show pets and their owners that our hospital is a place of comfort, not stress. To truly evolve as a practice and improve our patients’ and clients’ experiences, our team members have trained hard to become Fear Free Certified Professionals. This means they can understand and effectively implement the necessary protocols to make our facility, and the care we provide, as stress-free as possible.

Experience Fear Free care for your pet. Call (405) 842-2273 to learn more or schedule a visit today!

What to Expect with Fear Free Care

We do many different things to maintain a low-stress environment for pets and their families, including:

  • Encouraging “happy visits,” where pets and their owners can stop in and see us once a week to meet our team members and get more comfortable with our hospital
  • Using tasty treats to build trust and provide a pleasant distraction
  • Avoiding heavily restraining our patients, which can increase anxiety
  • Placing dog and cat pheromone diffusers throughout the hospital (and in exam rooms)
  • Administering safe anti-anxiety medication for exceedingly nervous pets
  • Working more slowly and taking time with appointments to allow our patients to get more comfortable
  • Taking breaks during appointments for pets that show signs of growing agitation
  • Having our clinic painted in specific colors to help inspire calm in pets

Why Fear Free is Important

It is not uncommon for dogs and cats to miss out on important treatment due to their anxiety in unfamiliar settings. We hope to create many positive experiences for pets and their owners so they can relax (and even look forward to) their appointments with us.

To find out more, visit fearfreepets.com or give us a call at (405) 842-2273!