Our Maple Grove Veterinary Services

Low Stress Handling and Fear Free Veterinary Visits

VCA Animal Wellness Center is devoted to the physical and psychological welfare of every patient. Our goal is to recognize any potential fear and anxiety in our patients and adjust our approach to meet them at their level of need. Ideally we are able to start a plan early on, before fear becomes an ingrained emotional response. If your pet has already developed a fear of the veterinary office, we can help! Using low stress techniques, implementing a behavior modification program, using a gentle sedative or trying a combination of approaches will help to make your pet’s visit to the veterinarian less stressful.

We will handle all patients gently and in a way that reassures them we are on their side. We meet their needs for mental and physical comfort and are ready to adjust our handling and treatments to help every animal through their visits with as much comfort and ease as possible.

Fear Free veterinary practice involves incorporating Dr. Yin’s (drsophiayin.com) philosophy of low stress handling and applying it to the veterinary visit. By constantly monitoring the pet’s level of physical and psychological stress throughout their visit we’re able to use various techniques that lessen their fear and improve their overall experience. Using low stress techniques in combination with something that the animal finds rewarding like a food treat, or possibly using a gentle anti-anxiety medication to help them feel more relaxed help us achieve this goal. It is a well documented fact that calm and comfortable patients (dog, cat and human) recover more quickly and completely than their nervous counterparts.

We are proud to be a practice that holds ourselves to a higher standard and have been a leader in practicing low stress techniques for a several years. We are always trying to improve techniques and approaches in order to give your best friends the best medical care possible with the least amount of stress possible.

Comprehensive Compassionate Care

Our comprehensive services focus on providing gentle and compassionate care for companion animals. Our services include:

  • Lifetime Wellness care
  • Laser Surgical Center
  • Digital Radiography
  • Dentistry
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Ultrasound Services
  • Chiropractic Services
  • Behavior Counseling
  • Training Classes
  • Puppy Socialization Classes
  • Luxury Boarding and Day Care
  • Grooming
  • Online Store

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To schedule your pet’s visit with our hospital, select Request an Appointment below. In the event of a pet medical crisis, no appointment is needed. Simply select Emergency below to view emergency information.

Request an Appointment

To schedule your pet’s visit with our hospital, select Request an Appointment below. In the event of a pet medical crisis, no appointment is needed. Simply select Emergency below to view emergency information.

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