30 minute confidence clinics (desensitisation) for dogs.
20th February 2024
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Do you have a nervous dog? Or one who dislikes their trip to the see the vet? Below is some great advice from the team at Abbey Veterninary Centre in Shrewsbury. Find out more about their services here and read on!

ALL our vets, nurses and receptionists at Abbey Vets adopt a “fear free”ethos. We will always make sure that your pets emotional wellbeing is supported during vet visits.

We all try our best to make sure your pet has an enjoyable visit, we are always fully stocked with tasty treats to help make it a positive experience.

Our Head Veterinary Nurse Jo is a certified “fear free” nurse and is currently working towards her level 5 certification in Canine Behaviour Management.

We also have our wonderful Registered Veterinary Nurse Vikki who has just started her level 5 certification in Canine Behaviour Management.

As well as our lovely Vet Zoe who has worked hard to get Dog Friendly Clinic assessment by The Dogs Trust and will be starting a Veterinary Behaviour course soon!

How confidence clinics can help:

Motivates your dog

Gives reinforcement in a positive way

Helps your dog to feel confident and comfortable around veterinary procedures

Gives them confidence

Your dog doesn’t have to hate the vets!!!
Here are some of the veterinary procedures we can help with:

Muzzle training

Nail clipping


Body handling and examinations

Settle training

General confidence within the constitution room

We have had great success with these clinics, and our patients can’t wait to come in to see us, so here is a cute collage of some of our patients showing a positive emotional response to their vet visits, enjoy.

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