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Making a stress-free appointment

Does your pet become stressed when visiting the veterinary clinic? Common signs pets are stressed included hiding from staff, not taking treats, tail tucked between legs, shaking, panting, vocalizing or having a rigid stance. At HVC we strive to make each exam as stress free as possible with calming environments, treats, gentle handling and sometimes stress reducing medications/sprays. As pet owners you can also help us reduce stress in your pet. If your pet shows signs of stress please make us aware and we can organize a plan to help. 

Helpful tips for stress reduction:

  • Bringing you pets favorite treats or kibble or toys for the appointment
  • Not feeding your pet prior to the appointment can help increase their appetite for treats
  • Acclimate your pet to car rides and carriers prior to the appointment
  • Use calming items (Thundershirt, pheromone sprays, calming treats/collars/diets)
  • Make ” happy visits” where your pet can meet the staff and receive treats and scratches

In pets with extreme anxiety or aggression we recommend a behavioral consult. Please call for further information.  

Exclusive Offer

New patients receive 15% OFF first exam.
Call us at 603-643-3313 to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

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Clinic Hours

Day Open Closed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am Closed
5:30pm 5:30pm 5:30pm 5:30pm 5:30pm 12:00pm Closed

Our building is open every Saturday and we offer doctor appointments two Saturdays per month.
For after hours emergencies please call SAVES at 603-306-0007 

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