We believe Fear Free is the future of veterinary care. It is a certification that can be earned through rigorous testing. This is meant to ensure that a pet's stress levels during a visit are reduced as much as possible, and is done through paying attention to everything a pet sees, smells, and hears. This is vital for your pet's health, as stress levels impact their physiological systems - such as heart rate, temperature and blood pressure. These are the same systems that are crucial to assess your pet's health. It can make us think there's a problem when really they're just stressed, or worse, mask a real problem that exists. This is why we are so proud to be Fear Free certified; we believe your pet deserves only the best.