Imagine going to a new place you’d never seen before. You’d be apprehensive, but curious. Then they gave you shots, or drew your blood. You didn’t like that part, and weren’t loving the place.
Next time you went back, you’d be more apprehensive. They poke you again, and you don’t like it. Every single time you go to this place, you get poked or prodded. After a few visits, you really do NOT want to go there! In fact, simply walking in the door puts you in a bad mood.
We don’t want your pet to feel that way about our low-stress vet clinic. Yes, we do need to provide veterinary care, but we can convince your pet it isn’t such a bad place.
How? By offering GOOD experiences, so the clinic is not only associated with less-desirable experiences.
If you have a dog or cat that does great in the car, but hates vet clinics, we have a solution – Greet-n-Treat Thursdays!
It’s fast, free, and fun!
From 5-6pm every Thursday, you can bring your dog (or car-loving cat) to our clinic. We will not do anything but give them a treat (or 5), then they leave. This teaches your pet that the clinic is a cool place. When they come in the door, they are expecting treats and good things! The veterinary stuff is more tolerable, when the time comes, because their general feeling about the place is positive.
If new people are scary, your pet can just go in an exam room, “find” a couple treats on the floor, then go. We can gradually work up to taking treats from a stranger.
NO VETERINARY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED DURING THIS TIME. It would obviously negate the effect we want Greet-n-Treat Thursday to have! It’s all about the experience being completely positive and non-threatening, and leaving happy.
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!
Of course, if your dog hates the car, or your cat hates the carrier, then a house call would more likely meet your needs. We started out in 2012 exclusively making house calls, and we always will!
1601 N. Belt West Belleville, IL 62226