Fear Free is a growing movement within the veterinary community. Its mission is to reduce stress and anxiety in pets during veterinary visits. This is vitally important for multiple reasons. First, obviously, the emotional well-being of your pet is of the utmost important. Second, and less obviously, a pet's stress levels are intimately tied to their physiological systems, such as their heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. These are the same systems veterinary professionals rely on to assess a pet's overall health. This is why stress can make it seem as though an underlying health condition exists when there is one, or worse, mask a real problem. This is why we are proud to emphasize Fear Free care at our hospital. Because your pet deserves it.