Remember when visiting the veterinarian used to be S-T-R-E-S-S-F-U-L?
How being Fear Free is less stressful for everyone:
The veterinary staff at Jonesville Animal Hospital are proud to be leaders in the Fear Free movement. Being a Fear Free certified veterinary practice means that we make it a priority to treat patients in a low-stress environment thanks to proper training and an earnest desire to address each pet’s fear with compassion and a gentle touch.
As veterinarians, our greatest concern is to ensure that our patients are treated with kindness at all times and under all circumstances. We are committed to reducing unnecessary stressors in our patients, both for the benefit of our patients and the humans that love them.
Fear Free Client Handouts (PDF Download)
Please visit the links below for various Fear Free related resources for pet parents.
Why Jonesville Animal Hospital decided to become a Fear Free certified pet hospital:
“When Dr. Vliet and I opened this practice in 2003, our mission was to offer exceptional veterinary care in a warm, comforting and compassionate environment where our patients and clients were treated with respect and kindness,” said Dr. Lerman, one of our founders and primary veterinarians. “I wanted to create structure and consistency in the entire hospital to ensure that, as a team, we were fostering a Fear Free, low-stress culture throughout all areas of the pet hospital and with all staff interactions.”
Thanks to our Fear Free approach, we are able to offer a less stressful experience within our veterinary hospital’s daily operations, which has led to happier and safer patients and veterinary staff, and a better experience for our clients.
To find out more about how our veterinary team can make your visit Fear Free, contact us today!
I could not love a place of business any more than I do Jonesville Animal Hospital. Both veterinarians are incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and loving towards the animals. The staff has some of the friendliest people I've met, and their professionalism is top-notch. The facility is large, clean, and modern, and the extended hours are fantastic for working professionals. Thank you for being so great to our dog, Charlie!
Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman are awesome! When one of my dogs was afraid of going to the vet, they worked with me to make her visits as stress-free as possible. They go out of their way to make every visit great and the facility is clean and inviting. They know me by name when I come to buy dog food and always offer to bring it to the car for me if I have my two young daughters with me.
I have had the privilege of having Dr. Lerman taking care of our animals for over 20 years. The compassion, knowledge and attention to detail displayed in the variety of situations we have experienced is truly amazing and appreciated. It is so evident that everyone associated with Jonesville Animal Hospital has a true love of providing quality care for animals.
The staff at Jonesville Animal Hospital is always exceptional! Our beloved Border Collie, Mysti, was a patient there for 10 years, and we always felt as if they loved her as much as we did. Even after her passing they sent our family the most heart felt, loving message to console us. We think the world of the entire team! Now our new puppy, Boo, will enjoy their loving care too.
The Doctors and Staff at Jonesville Animal Hospital are top-notch. They stayed late, performed emergency surgeries after "normal" business hours, and made sure to call and update me of their status even though it was 9PM at night. I feel like they treat each pet as if it were their own, and always have the best interest of the pet in mind.
Jonesville Animal Hospital is simply the best! Our dogs have been patients at Jonesville Animal Hospital ever since it was first opened by Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman. They have cared for our whippet and our two greyhounds. The expert care, knowledge, and compassion shown to us by Drs. Vliet and Lerman and their entire team is outstanding. It is obvious that they love our dogs.
I have entrusted the care of my three dogs to Drs. Vliet and Lerman for about 10 years and am so pleased with their practice. I like that I've never had to deal with a waiting room full of animals; they check every patient in quickly and get them into exam rooms to avoid any "doggy personality differences!" Their support staff always make my dogs feel welcomed, non-threatened and their favorite patients of all time!
The wonderful care provided to our three cats, at Jonesville Animal Hospital, makes me wish that they were my health care providers! Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman have given our cats exceptional care at every visit. They've helped us navigate behavior issues and patiently saw us to a resolution. These fine vets have put together an incredible staff, all of whom adore animals! I cannot say enough about JAH, and highly recommend them!
I recently moved to the Gainesville area, and I was thrilled to discover Jonesville Animal Hospital. My 10-year-old Lab suffers from a few health problems and I wanted to find a top-notch local vet for her. Jonesville Animal Hospital has more than exceeded my expectations. This is by far the best service I've ever received from a veterinary hospital.