Low Stress Handling Certification

Levittown Animal Hospital is proud to be the first hospital on Long Island to be Certified in Low Stress Handling, a certification that denotes our commitment to making every patient’s visit as pleasant and stress-free as possible.

What is Low Stress Handling?

Low Stress Handling Certified logoLow Stress Handling is a collection of handling techniques designed to minimize patient stress and maximize veterinary efficiency. Based in behavioral science, these techniques help calm anxious patients, making the entire treatment process easier and safer for the animals and people involved. In order to earn the title of a Low Stress Handling Certified hospital, Levittown’s staff completed a comprehensive training course on Low Stress Handling techniques and methods. We took the time to earn this Certification because we see great value in creating a stress-free environment for every patient that walks through our door.

What does this certification mean for me and my pet?

Does the thought of a trip to the veterinarian make you and your pet cringe in terror? Our certification in Low Stress Handling simply means that, when you come to Levittown Animal Hospital, you can expect your pet to be handled in a caring and calming manner that will make visits to the veterinarian a much less stressful experience. The doctors and technicians that handle your pet will be equipped with the skills to approach, hold, and maneuver your pet in a way that is calming and natural for him or her. If your pet often gets anxious in the exam room, these techniques will help make your pet feel more comfortable with the many components of a physical exam, helping the exam run smoothly and quickly.

Low Stress Handling also involves the environment your pets are being treated in. Our Certification means that we understand what sight, sounds, and smells in our hospital could increase stress, and we have taken measures to create a calmer and safer environment for our patients.

We hope that our Certification in Low Stress Handling will make trips to the veterinarian a much more pleasant experience for you and your pet moving forward.