Fear Free

The #1 reason that pet owners don’t take pets to the vet is because of stress to the pet. With Fear Free Veterinary Visits, “We Take the Pet Out of Petrified.”

Better for your pet, better for you: How Fear Free is changing veterinary visits. For many pets and their owners, going to the veterinarian can cause feelings of fear, anxiety and stress (FAS).


Our mission is to alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets and educate and inspire the people that care for them.

We are proud to have Fear Free certified professionals on our team.

We’ve always worked hard to provide the best care for your pets.  Now, we know that there are ways to make your pet’s healthcare even better.  We’re proud that our team members are evolving with veterinary medicine and are committed to looking after both your pet’s physical and emotional well-being.

**Our goal is to learn about the different causes of FAS during a veterinary visit and how to prevent or change FAS.**


Fear, Anxiety and Stress:   KNOW THE COMMON SIGNS


• Dilated pupils
• Panting
• Pacing
• Stress yawning
• Fidgeting (circling, barking, inability to sit still)

• Turning their back to the stimulus
• Piloerection (hair up)
• Growling
• Snarling
• Biting

• Lunging
• Whining
• Ears Back
• Tail down
• Tail tucked

• Tail high over the back
• Lips drawn back
• Averting the gaze

Love how your pet is responding to our Fear Free technique? Tell your friends and family!  Want to learn more about our Fear Free certified team members?  Let us know: 780-352-7006 or email info@wacvet.ca