A local veterinarian is aiming to change the way animals think about the doctor.
Most pets don't like visiting the vet, but a local veterinarian is aiming to change the way animals think about the doctor.
Victor Vet Care recently become a certified Fear Free practice. It's a rigorous training program that focuses on teaching veterinarians and staff at the practice to make a pet comfortable during the visit.
The office features a soft color scheme, relaxing music, separate entrances and waiting rooms for dogs and cats and more. Throughout the office, it also smells like bacon. On top of that, employees are ready to dish out treats to make the grumpiest pet a happy camper. The ambiance of the facility is designed to ease stress and anxiety many animals face at the vet.
Dr. Cynthia Hobson at Victor Vet Care says it makes the experience more enjoyable for everyone involved.
"They come in and they start getting treats," Dr. Hobson said. "We've found we have to restrain the dogs less, we don't have to do the manhandling to get the nail trimming done. Our technicians are happier because they don't have to fight with the dogs or the cats for that matter."
Dogs and cats both enjoy the vet so much that they don't want to walk out to the door to go home.
Victor Vet Care joins more than a dozen other facilities in our area that are Fear Free certified.