Category Archives: Fear-Free

Fear Free – Meet Ash!

Ash, Bigger Road's Fear-Free success story!

Ash, Bigger Road’s Fear-Free success story!

Meet Ash! This handsome boy is a new patient of Bigger Road.

His previous experiences at other vets haven’t been so great. His owner talked about how nervous he gets and how he’s always been muzzled. He said these vet visits are the only situations Ash is like this, and he hated taking him to other clinics, and was looking for a better experience for both of them.

Today he met Dr. Blakelock, who sat on the floor while she gave him lots of delicious treats. Ash also loves tennis balls, and we had them at the ready!

We did Ash’s entire exam, drew blood, and gave him his vaccines – all on the floor- all with no muzzle. Ash was happy and relaxed and his owner was thrilled!

About Fear Free℠

Bigger Road is at the forefront of a Fear Free℠ revolution in veterinary care! We now understand so much more about our pets’ emotional needs and how stress and anxiety impact their health and happiness.

Learn more about Fear Free℠ and Call or contact us online today!

 

 

Fear Free – Bigger Road featured in Huffington Post!

We made the Huffington Post! We are so proud and excited to be a part of the national initiative to make trips to the veterinary clinic less stressful.

In this August 2015 photo, veterinarian Dr. John Talmadge poses with his golden retrievers at Talmadge's Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic in Kettering, Ohio. He reopened his Springboro, Ohio, office, which he transformed into a fear-free practice. He says they designed the new clinic to make you feel like you were taking a walk in the park. (Erin Grote/Bigger Road Veterinary Center for Pet Health and Enrichment via AP)

From the Huffington Post:

One fear-free center is the Bigger Road Veterinary Center in Springboro, Ohio.

“We designed this clinic to look like you were going for walks in the park,” said Dr. John Talmadge. “Support beams look like maple trees. I don’t know if we’re fooling any pets but the exam rooms look like cottages and it looks like blue sky on the ceiling. It has a very inviting feel.”

He also expanded from 2,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet so he’d have room for better senior care and pain management. And for owners making end-of-life decisions for their pets, the clinic offers a private area.

Read more about Fear Free℠ in the full article at the Huffington Post!

About Fear Free℠

Bigger Road is at the forefront of a Fear Free℠ revolution in veterinary care! We now understand so much more about our pets’ emotional needs and how stress and anxiety impact their health and happiness.

Learn more about Fear Free℠ and Call or contact us online today!

Fear Free: Let low-stress win!

Thanks to our friends at DVM360 for featuring our Dr. Nichole Olp in an interview about Fear Free℠!

From DVM360:

What happens when the cat or dog is overweight and the high-value treat—the one that snags the patient’s attention and gets the saliva dripping—is chock-full of calories?

That’s gonna take some explaining, says Nichole Olp, DVM, an associate at Bigger Road Veterinary Center in Springboro, Ohio, who’s focused on calming down patients and teaching them that there’s nothing (well, less) to fear at the veterinary hospital.

Read the full article at DVM360!

About Fear Free℠

Bigger Road is at the forefront of a Fear Free℠ revolution in veterinary care! We now understand so much more about our pets’ emotional needs and how stress and anxiety impact their health and happiness.

Learn more about Fear Free℠ and Call or contact us online today!

A veterinary technician explains how her team decides which Fear-Free tool to use

Thanks to our friends at DVM360 for featuring Bigger Road and our registered technician, Emily!

From DVM360:

Emily Korber, RVT, of Bigger Road Veterinary Center in Springboro, Ohio, says patients determine what Fear-Free tools team members use. “Not everything works for every pet,” Korber says.

About Fear Free℠

Bigger Road is at the forefront of a Fear Free℠ revolution in veterinary care! We now understand so much more about our pets’ emotional needs and how stress and anxiety impact their health and happiness.

Learn more about Fear Free℠ and Call or contact us online today!

 

Case study: An in-depth look at how one practice does Fear-Free

biggerroad450Thanks to our friends at DVM360 for their in-depth profile of our Fear Free℠ veterinary care!

DVM360 has spent a lot of time with us. Our Fear-Free approach to veterinary care is spreading throughout the veterinary industry.

We’re grateful for their interest in our staff and patients, and especially thrilled that they are helping us spread the word about Fear-Free℠ to the entire country!

Check out DVM360’s full case study of Bigger Road here!

About Fear Free℠

Bigger Road is at the forefront of a Fear Free℠ revolution in veterinary care! We now understand so much more about our pets’ emotional needs and how stress and anxiety impact their health and happiness.

Learn more about Fear Free℠ and Call or contact us online today!

 

Fear Free – Meet Oreo!

(Thanks to our friends at DVM360 for telling Oreo’s story!)

From DVM360:

Once upon a time there was a shy pooch named Oreo. She didn’t dig going to the vet. Then something magical happened: Her owner and the veterinary team at Bigger Road Veterinary Center in Springboro, Ohio, worked together to practice lower stress handling techniques that transformed her experience. See how this gentle pup’s veterinary visits changed in this video.

Fear Free – Meet Dobby!

(Thanks for our friends at DVM360 for telling Dobby’s story!)

From DVM360:

Once upon a time, Dobby was terrified to go the veterinary clinic with all of its unfamiliar smells, sights, sounds and experiences. Hear all about how the veterinary team at Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic in Springboro, Ohio, is changing Dobby’s perceptions with “happy visits.” Though still a work in progress, in time this will be a true story of happily ever after.