Fear Free Veterinary Medicine

We are passionate about the emotional and physical wellbeing of pets. We take the ‘pet’ out of ‘petrified’ because fear free visits are important to us. We use expert techniques that reduce fear, stress, and anxiety during doctor examinations, such as considerate approach, gentle control, play, and behavior conditioning. Pets like going to the vet when they come to Grace Veterinary Center! We use peanut butter, squeeze cheese (Dr. Laura Laxton’s favorite!) and other tasty treats for distractions during procedures, such as vaccinations and lab testing. We use gentle touch, stress reducing pheromones, and cozy surfaces for exam tables. For unique pets, we also offer pre-visit medications, so they have a relaxing “spa day” experience. Our mission: Fear free pets and wagging tails!