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The veterinary professionals at Springfield Veterinary Center have undergone extensive training in proper handling and restraint of dogs and cats and have achieved Low Stress Handling Silver Certification status.

Low Stress Handling includes appropriate approach based upon reading your pet's behavioral signs, behavior modification with treats to engage and reward your pet, and proper positioning of your pet dependent upon the procedure. In some situations, especially felines, the use of towels is beneficial to give a calming effect.

The Low Stress Handling techniques minimize your pet's stress and maintain a safe environment for you, your pet and our veterinary professionals. Please allow our trained and certified veterinary professionals to restrain your pet for examinations and procedures.