We did it!!!!!!!!
We are the FIRST (and the only!) veterinary practice in the greater St. Louis area to earn Silver Certification in Low-Stress Handling!
Every one of us took the class, passed the many tests, and participated in a workshop to perfect our techniques.
We learned how to read body language and interpret subtle signs of fear. We also learned various ways to approach and handle dogs and cats to signal we are not here to hurt them.
None of the techniques are rocket science (although several are quite clever!). And we still prescribe medication prior to visits for our very nervous nellies… they are appreciative!
But vet visits are more enjoyable, for our patients and for ourselves!
It feels pretty good to be the ONLY veterinary practice in the area to offer this!