Chateau Veterinary Hospital Becomes The Second Fear Free Certified Hospital in the Country
Chateau Veterinary Hospital, Metairie, Louisiana
Chateau Veterinary Hospital became the second Fear Free Certified Hospital in the country and the first in Louisiana on April 19, 2018.
Since the Fear Free Program was launched this was a goal of Dr. Violet Nix and was enthusiastically embraced by the doctors and staff of Chateau.
Fear Free aims to take the “pet out of petrified” and put the “treat back in treatment.” Chateau’s culture fit perfectly with the Fear Free movement as we have always tried our best to try to make our patients’ and their owners’ experiences the kindest and gentlest we can thus reducing fear, anxiety, and stress. It was logical to pursue certification.
The certification is an exhaustive process ensuring that the fear free principles are embedded in the culture of the practice and all aspects of care, including patient handling, client education, staff training and best utilization of the facility.
All of the doctors and the majority of the team must be individually certified through eight hours of continuing education, an extensive self assessment of the practice must be done and a comprehensive on-site evaluation of the team and the facility must be completed.
We are proud to be able to provide the best care possible for our patients and their families. Please call us if you have any other questions.