Highlighting the Fear Free Initiative

In our attempt To Provide Uncompromising Care, we are striving to make visits to Redmond Veterinary Clinic, a highly enjoyable experience for our patients. The Fear-Free™ initiative promotes the practices, methods, and tools that calm patients and create low-stress environments to encourage better healthcare emotionally and physically. Hippocrates said it this way: "Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always."

Just like the anxiety many people have about a doctor or dentist visit, our patients can experience similar anxieties. In fact, studies have confirmed that pets experience emotions that are very similar, even identical to our own.

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In order to make your pet’s trip to Redmond Veterinary Clinic an amazingly enjoyable experience please consider the following:

Starting at Home

  • You can assist by conditioning your pet to the carrier and car so that they arrive happy
  • Bring your pet(s) hungry and feel free to bring their favorite treat or toy as we will be rewarding and distracting them liberally during the visit

Continuing at the Clinic

  • We will strive to escort you and your pet into an exam room as soon as possible to allow your dog or cat to walk around freely to become relaxed.
  • Our exam rooms are species specific in order to minimize the stress between dogs and cats.
  • We are creating a sense of calm in the exam rooms with relaxing music and species specific pheromones​

Finishing with the Exam

  • We will explore alternative places to conduct the exam that is in the patient’s best interest first
  • We will work with the patient to find out a method of control that keeps the pet calm but still allows us to perform procedures.
  • We will employ the best distraction techniques and small gauge needles for procedures
  • Sedation will be used to make any stressful or painful experiences avoidable
  • We will cradle every patients emotional and physical well-being

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