Did you know, the whole staff at Antigo Veterinary Clinic is getting training on Fear Free concepts for veterinary practices?

By July 24, 2017 No Comments

This is an approach that takes into consideration the emotional well being of the patient and client. Many pets (and owner) have anxiety about going to the vet. Fear, anxiety and stress that the pet experiences can cause a negative association of the pet with going to the vet, and make it difficult for both the pet and pet owner.

Fear Free methods incorporate a considerate approach to the animal – reading body language cues that may signal fear, anxiety or stress (FAS), gentle control to allow examination and procedures to be done, without escalating FAS, and education of pet owners about how to reduce FAS before, during and after the vet visit. The staff will complete their training in September. We are already putting to use some of our training….if you have questions about reducing stress for vet visits for your pet, please give us a call!

COVID-19 Update & Response

Effective 4-13-2020, we have extended our office hours to :

Office Hours: M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Our lobby is currently closed to help us maintain social distancing guidelines. Please call our office when you arrive for check-in. Additionally, at this time we are limiting surgery procedures to non-elective procedures only (no spays or neuters at this time), to preserve supplies for emergency cases. Our grooming and boarding services are temporarily suspended as well.

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to get through these trying times. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office at 715-623-4116.