Fear Free Certified


Do vet visits send your pet into a tizzy? Are you tired of having to battle with your furry family member just to ensure he or she stays healthy?

If you answered yes to these questions, you’re not alone. In fact, according to a recent study, 37% of dog owners and 58% of cat owners say their pets absolutely hate going to the vet. At Ski Town Animal Hospital, it’s our mission to make visits to the vet a positive, fear-free experience for everyone.

We begin by consciously reducing and/or eliminating many of the things that can make an animal feel uneasy. This includes everything from making our facility smell more pleasant to limiting the time pets have to wait in the reception area. Our compassionate team also practices gentle handling techniques, which help to calm nervous animals so we can eventually win their trust.

We’ll also work with you to help reduce the feelings of fear often associated with vet visits that can sometimes be triggered at home. For instance, we can offer recommendations on things like getting your cat used to the carrier and making car rides a more positive experience.

We always encourage bringing your companion into the clinic once in a while just to say ‘hello’. This allows us the opportunity to create positive, happy interactions that can replace negative experiences of the past.

At Ski Town Animal Hospital, our goal is to make visits to the vet something that your pet not only tolerates, but actually looks forward to. If you’ve had bad experiences previously or have a pet that struggles with vet visit anxiety, get in touch. We can customize a unique strategy to help you and your best friend overcome those feelings of fear once and for all.