Fear Free Certified Professionals in Gilbert
Your pet’s wellness is more than their physical condition. Their mental and emotional well-being affect their overall health, too. Unfortunately, vet visits tend to focus more on the physical than the emotional, and our pets are often frightened and stressed throughout the exam. At Priority Pet Hospital, we’re determined to change that for all Gilbert area pets. Our Fear Free Certified staff use low-stress handling methods that help put every pet at ease.
Fear Free Focuses
You and your pet deserve an environment where you both feel at ease. Our approach aims to create that safe space. These four focuses keep us on track:
- Education – An educated owner is a more responsible owner. You love your pet like family and want to care for them to the best of your ability. To help you, we take the time to educate you about their conditions, medications, and treatment.
- Advocacy – We advocate for low-stress care at every level of our clinic. Each interaction for you and your pet should be fear-free. Additionally, helping you understand low-stress care can help with you and your pet’s home life, too.
- Cooperation – It is the bond between you and your pet that is most important. Our goal for your pet’s care is to foster that bond. Treatments and care plans are centered around both your pet’s needs and your lifestyle so both of you can focus more on each other.
- Follow-up – The most effective strategies are those that have an effect long after they’re implemented. Our consistent gentle care should have a long-term effect on your pet. In time, they will become more comfortable at the clinic, and even calmer and more attentive at home, too!
A Relaxed Pet Makes for a Better Exam
When your pet is relaxed, it makes our jobs easier in more ways than one. Relaxed patients give us the opportunity to perform more thorough exams and detect problems earlier. Additionally, some diagnostic test results are more accurate when the patient is less anxious and stressed.
Each individual pet and their owner deserves fear-free care. Taking time to get to know what works best for each pet is part of the challenge, and we work to find that sweet spot for their benefit, and yours!
I have seen three doctors at Priority Pet Hospital, and they have all been exceptionally kind, knowledgeable, and compassionate. This pet hospital is pretty far from where I live, but I’m never going anywhere else!
- Trine B.
Excellent care, concern and forward thinking treatments for a dog with many issues. Very grateful!
- Michael P.
This has to be one of the most professional, yet down to earth friendly staffs I've ever encountered. Whether your visit is for a happy or sad occasion, you'll receive an "at home" level of care with the utmost empathy. I love this team!!
- Kristine B.
I don't go anywhere else for my pet needs. Dr. Burns is amazing. She always takes time to listen and answers all me and my wife's questions.