Hunter PetCare is dedicated to providing the best possible veterinary care for your furry companions, and we take pride in having a “Fear Free Professional”, Dr. DuVal, on our team. The “Fear Free Professional” certification in Veterinary Medicine signifies a commitment to creating a stress-free and comfortable environment for pets during their visits to the vet.
What is a Fear Free Professional?
A “Fear Free Professional” is a veterinarian or other veterinary staff member who has undergone specialized training to understand and address the emotional well-being of animals. This certification goes beyond traditional veterinary practices and focuses on reducing fear, anxiety, and stress in pets during their medical care.
A fear-free visit is crucial for several reasons. Pets, like humans, can experience anxiety when visiting the doctor, and this can lead to various issues such as elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and compromised immune responses. By having a “Fear Free Professional” on our team, we aim to minimize these stressors, allowing for a more positive and comfortable experience for your pets.
Creating a fear-free environment not only benefits the pets but also fosters better communication between the veterinary team and pet owners. When pets are at ease, veterinarians can conduct thorough examinations and provide necessary treatments without unnecessary stress. This approach
contributes to the overall well-being of pets and helps build trust between the veterinary team, pets, and their owners.