Our goal is to have 100% of our staff (that means doctors, veterinary technicians and assistants, and client service representatives) Fear Free Certified so that we can collectively work together to provide the lowest stress medical care possible to your pet.
You and your pet may see that appointments and treatments take a little longer than other hospitals because we strive to establish a relationship with your animal and work hard to preserve their trust. Our goal is to take a more considerate approach to how we interact with and care for your pets.
SoMa Animal Hospital is working hard to potentially become the first Fear Free Certified Hospital in the Bay Area - so you may see us continue to change and update our protocols as we continue to improve ourselves! If you have any questions about how our Fear Free approach may differ from other hospitals, we welcome you to come by for a snack for your dog at our Treat Bar in the lobby or schedule an appointment with any one of our doctors!
Fear Free Resources for Pet Parents