Fear Free Visits in Oakville, ON

We are proud to be a Fear Free Certified Practice! Fear Free Certified Practices take Fear Free implementation to the next level—a joint effort that requires the entire practice team to work together to achieve certification. Additionally, every member of our veterinary team is Fear Free certified and well-versed in all aspects of promoting the kind of stress-free visit we’d want for our own pets.

Veterinary Assistant Holding Fluffy Puppy

What is Fear Free?

Fear Free is one of the most important initiatives to come about in veterinary medicine in the last few years. It’s a move to prevent or reduce the fear, anxiety, and stress experienced by companion animals in veterinary hospital settings. Fear Free methods and practices have been designed by a wide range of veterinary and pet experts around the world and are grounded in scientific research. It’s hard to imagine any other way of delivering or receiving veterinary care. At SOVH, you don’t have to.

What Makes a Fear Free Practice Different?

Fear Free Certified Professionals are a cut above the rest when it comes to caring for your best friend, and we have successfully implemented Fear Free into all aspects of our hospital. This designation means that we excel in all aspects of the veterinary experience for fearful, anxious, or stressed-out pets. To meet this level of commitment and implementation, our hospital received an inspection from a Fear Free Practice Certification Veterinarian who ensured that we truly measured up to Fear Free standards.

Read more below to understand the details that make your pet’s experience with us Fear Free.