Registered Veterinary Nurses
In February 2016 we celebrated a NZ first in the veterinary industry. Voluntary veterinary nurse registration has been initiated by the NZ veterinary nursing association.
Cat Friendly Clinic Accreditation
We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded Cat Friendly Clinic status. We are the FIRST veterinary clinic in New Zealand to be awarded this international accreditation by the International Society of Feline Medicine which is a division of the International Cat Care charity.
We know our feline patients have benefitted from the changes we have implemented. The key is to make the visit to the veterinary clinic as least stressful as possible for our cat patients. Installing the dividers in the waiting room so that our cats are not stressed-out by dogs was one modification and also copious use of Feliway in our hospital and consult rooms, – this product is a synthetic pheromone that emits a scentless odour that safely reduces your cat’s stress.
Low Stress Handling
We are delighted to have been awarded Low Stress Handling Certification
Having met and surpassed the minimal the 51% mark of having individual staff members complete the Low Stress Handling Course, Humanimals Veterinary Hospital is automatically considered to be Low Stress Handling Certified (only individuals can say that they are Low Stress Handling “Silver” Certified). This means staff have spent considerable time (doing almost 100 hours of study each) to help reduce fear and stress for your pet, and you the owner! If your pet is not stressed during treatments such as getting eyedrops, this assists you by making the task easier, increasing compliance and treatment success.
The Low Stress Handling course was set up by the late Dr Sophia Yin. She was a veterinarian who specialised in animal behaviour and has been credited with changing how many veterinary staff through-out the world handle their patients – for the better! A number of Humanimals staff were fortunate to do a workshop with her when she came to Dunedin in 2012.
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