Fear Free™ is an approach taken by our veterinarian’s and our entire staff to help our patients have a positive experience with us and to avoid fear, stress, and anxiety. In short we are paying attention to the emotional well-being of our patients as well as their medical, surgical and dental needs.

Studies have shown that 25-50% of dogs and cats get stressed when they go to a veterinary hospital. We are committed changing that. There is a better way for our beloved dogs and cats.

We at South Salem Animal Hospital employ a softer, gentler and better approach and it works! We make a true difference every day by accepting and using Fear Free™ techniques. It makes our patients happier with less fear, stress and anxiety.