Fear-Free Techniques

Fear-Free Techniques

We make your pet’s visit to Columbus Small Animal Hospital as pleasant as possible. We know that sometimes the experience at a veterinary clinic can be difficult both for pets and owners. That is why we work to create a positive environment. We use food -- all animals are programmed to have a positive response to food. We can offer your pet a safe, healthy treat just before an injection, an otoscopic exam or other unpleasant procedure. In addition, we adjust lighting, cover exam tables with mats, use comfortable bedding, and work to reduce loud and/or unexpected noise in the clinic. We avoid and discourage the use of punishment or force with pets.