One of our core missions at Fairfax Vet is to reduce stress and anxiety in pets and their people during their visit. A more relaxed pet allows for a thorough exam and can actually aid in treatment and recovery when an illness occurs. To help promote a relaxed, confident patient, we have taken extra effort to create an environment in our hospital that reduces stress (see our Fear Free section).
In addition, we encourage pet owners to take advantage of our Happy Pets at the Vet Program. This is a dog training program that is tailored to improving comfort and confidence for vet visits, exams, and procedures. The classes are provided by our certified dog trainer and focus on building tolerance and reducing anxiety associated with exam palpation, instruments, the scale, restraint, and more. Please see the video and information below and contact us for more details and to sign up!