Fear-Free Care

 

Does going to the vet send your pet into a tizzy? Are you tired of having to battle with your animal 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 percent of dog owners and 58 percent of cat owners say their pets absolutely hate going to the vet. What’s more, 26 percent of dog owners and 38 percent of cat owners report that just thinking about visiting the vet induces feelings of stress and anxiety.

At Redwood Pet Clinic, we’ve made it our mission to make going to the vet a positive, fear-free experience for everyone.

We begin by consciously reducing and/or eliminating many of the factors that can make a companion 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 staff 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 that may be triggered at home and are often associated with vet visits. For instance, we can provide recommendations on things like getting your cat used to the carrier and making car rides a positive experience. We always encourage bringing your companion in just to say ‘hello’ so he or she can become more comfortable in our presence. This allows us the opportunity to create positive, happy interactions that can replace past negative experiences.

At Redwood Pet Clinic, 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 in the past or have a pet that struggles with vet visit anxiety, we encourage you to contact us today. Let’s discuss how we can develop a customized strategy to help you and your pet overcome those feelings of fear once and for all.

 

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    • Ruth M.Ruth M.

      My Lucy Lou loves Dr. Manchester and the vet techs. They always take the time to be completely thorough and patient with Lucy and me. I feel that they are... Read More

    • Corey S.Corey S.

      We've been coming here for 29 years and two different owners. We moved from Corte Madera to north San Rafael over 20 years ago but stuck with them. They... Read More

    • Kimberly H.Kimberly H.

      It's small and can easily be missed. A friend has been taking his dog here for a while, and he trusts this place. You can get teeth cleaning and nail... Read More

    • Nancy Wierdsma GerardinNancy Wierdsma Gerardin

      I have been a client for 9 years and have been so impressed with their care and quality of service. I have had two pets that had been patients both short and long term that ultimately passed and I cannot thank the team, both past and present, for their sincerity and thoughtfulness through the most difficult times. The boarding care has been excellent and the entire team from the front office to the doctors have been beyond my expectations.
      Currently our two young puppies are patients and the personal care and attention continues with the entire team going above and beyond for service and attention.

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    • Ruth MillerRuth Miller

      The staff truly care about our animals. Our dog Lucy Lou gets so excited every time we go there. Prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend this vet! I guess I forgot the stars but I would have given a 5❤️

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    • Dorette Franks RDDorette Franks RD

      Personal approach treating exotics and common household fur balls 😁. Dr. Manchester and staff take great care of our beloveds. From nail trims to teeth cleaning. We recently rescued a 22 YO Red Bellied Parrot who needed her annual; our Senegal Parrot along with our Red Heeler mix are also well cared by Redwood Pet Clinic. All pets are happy and healthy!

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    • Randall ContrattiRandall Contratti

      Most important, our dogs love to go here. They think the staff and the doctor are the best. We humans are happy with the knowledge, and the patience that they have while doing a difficult job. We also love and appreciate the extra time they will spend, knowing that these are our family members. Redwood Pet Clinic has been an important part of our family for over 15yrs, and counting...

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