Our Fear Free certified professionals are dedicated to caring for your pet’s emotional well-being as well as their physical well-being. Our team wants to give your pet the best care possible in an environment that will encourage your pet to be happy and relaxed, not fearful, anxious or stressed.
Unless it’s medically inappropriate, we’ll be giving your pet lots of treats during the visit so they can start associating a trip to the veterinarian with good things, which will keep stress levels low.
What exactly makes West Alabama Animal Clinic employees FEAR FREE?
So that we can fulfill our commitment to providing your pet with a fear free visit and the best treatment, please fill out this questionnaire for us.
Learn more about Happy Visits at WAAC
Nonmedical visits, also called Happy Visits, are intended to strengthen your pet’s positive experience at our clinic. Happy Visits can be used to maintain a positive emotional connection with the veterinary clinic or to attempt to reverse fears of the veterinary setting.
(REMEMBER your pet should arrive hungry to make treats given at the clinic even more desirable!)
Happy Visits are free of charge for established clients. Frequency of Happy Visits depends on your pet’s responsiveness.
Because Happy Visits can involve spending time in the lobby or examination rooms, we ask that you schedule Happy Visits to help prevent longer, and potentially stressful, wait times for you and your pet.
Happy Visits are not appropriate for every patient. Patients that require pre-visit prescriptions to visit the hospital, experience travel distress, are reluctant to enter the veterinary clinic, or display signs of moderate to high anxiety/aggression may need other behavioral interventions as prescribed by one of our veterinarians.
Call or text today to learn more about how we take the PET out of petrified and put the TREAT in treatment! 713-528-0818