Low Stress Handling Certified Staff
We are a Low Stress Handling Certified Hospital!
On April 14, 2016 we acheived hospital certification in Low Stress Handling. This demonstrates our commitment to training our staff in low-stress handling methods.
Low Stress Handling Certification, introduced in 2014, was developed by Dr. Sophia Yin, who was a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, author and international expert on Low Stress Handling. As soon as we heard about this program, we knew that we wanted to get our staff certified to improve our skills and make our patients more comfortable. This certification includes coursework consisting of 10 lecture/labs totaling 20 hours of online training and practice exercises, followed by exams after each course and a final examination at the end of the program. These courses cover pet behavior and specific low-stress handling techniques to help pets feel more comfortable during veterinary examinations and procedures. The goal of enrolling our employees in this program is to create the least stressful, most compassionate experience possible for pets in our hospital.
Now that a majority of our staff is certified, we are officially a Low Stress Handling certified hospital!