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Kingsclere Vets joins dog friendly clinic scheme run by Dogs Trust and the British Veterinary Behaviour Association

Kingsclere Vets has joined the dog friendly clinic scheme, an initiative run by Dogs Trust and the British Veterinary Behaviour Association (BVBA), which aims to help the experience of canines and their owners when they visit the practice.

Through the scheme, canine experts provide the tools for clinic staff to learn more about dog behaviour, including how pain and health conditions can be contributing factors to behaviour, and how to reduce the impact of visiting the vet for dogs.

The Kingsclere Vets team
The Kingsclere Vets team

The scheme also helps practice staff develop dog behaviour knowledge and skills so they can recognise and address early signs of anxiety and improve the welfare of dogs while in the clinic.

Kingsclere Vets head nurse Hannah Sadler said: “Dog anxiety when visiting the vet can be traumatising for everyone involved and may even put off owners seeking veterinary help when needed.

“By becoming a dog-friendly clinic our team are committed to optimising our knowledge, skills and resources to ensure vet visits are positive for both dogs and clients.

“Our clinic team will also benefit from a better understanding of dog behaviour, helping them prevent the development of problems, spot issues early, help owners with up-to-date advice, and have a safer working environment.”

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