Many dogs and cats experience mild to severe anxiety when visiting a veterinary practice. All the unfamiliar sounds, smells, and animals elevate stress. And besides putting your pet through an uncomfortable experience, it also jeopardizes medical care. When a pet experiences anxiety, a stress hormone is released. This changes a pet's body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. Veterinarians rely on these systems to assess the overall level of health in a pet. And because stress alters these measurements, it can be difficult to know whether a real issue is present or if it is only a stress response. We are proud to be pioneers in the Fear Free movement. In fact, Christine Nickerson was one of the first Level 3 Fear Free Certified Practitioner in the entire state of Nebraska. This means she has undergone special and extensive training on how to properly create an environment that significantly reduces the stress that dogs or cats feel during their visit. And with her background in behaviorism, the experience that your pet here is truly second to none. Because when you love your pet like family, nothing less will do. Fear Free The Future of Care... There is a better way.