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What Fear Free Visits Mean for Your Pet


Minnesota Veterinary Hospital is proud to have several Fear Free Certified Professionals on our staff. Why do we believe this certification is important to you as a pet owner?


The training and certification program has helped our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other staff modify our procedures, handling, and facilities to help your pets feel safe and comfortable while receiving the medical care they need. We want your pets to be happy to come and see us! Here are just a few things you may notice when you step foot (and paw!) into Minnesota Veterinary Hospital:

Did you also know that you can prepare at home prior to your pet's veterinary visit to make it less stressful for both of you? On the Fear Free Happy Homes website, several resources exist to help you reduce your pet's fear, anxiety and stress. For example, many people have a difficult time getting their cats into the carrier prior to departing for the veterinarian. By helping your cat reduce his fear in every step of the process, you'll be more relaxed, too, and the veterinary visit will be more effective.

The Minnesota Veterinary Hospital has been committed to providing convenient, competitively priced, top quality veterinary care since 1968. The comfort and well being of our patients is always our top priority. Having staff members certified in Fear Free techniques is just one more way that we hope to provide excellence in veterinary medicine to Shoreview, Roseville, Fridley, Mounds View, Coon Rapids, Blaine, North Oaks, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, Lino Lakes, and surrounding communities' pets and their human family members. Schedule your pet's visit today!