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ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF ORLEANS

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65 Finlay Rd.
Orleans, MA 02653
Phone: (508) 255-1194
Fax: (508) 255-9709

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Monday8 AM5 PM
Tuesday8 AM5 PM
Wednesday8 AM5 PM
Thursday8 AM5 PM
Friday8 AM5 PM
Saturday8 AMNoon
SundayClosedClosed
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OUR FEAR FREE COMMITMENT TO YOU AND YOUR PET.

We are proud that all of our staff are Fear Freesm  certified professionals on our team and are dedicated to caring for your pet's emotional well-being as well as his/her physical well-being.

We'd like you to know how we meet that goal. Is your pet showing signs of anxiety and bad stress before arriving at the veterinary office? Ask us if pre-visit sedation or supplements might take the edge off and keep your pet happy and relaxed.

Would your pet be happier waiting in your car rather than the waiting room?  Just let us know and we will be glad to accommodate you!

You'll be brought into the exam room a few minutes before your pet will be seen because we would like the two of you to enjoy some calm time together.  This will allow your pet to explore the room and relax a little first.

Special calming chemical signals, known as pheromones are infused throughout the exam rooms.  Only dogs and cats can smell them, and they find them relaxing. The music in the rooms is also specially created for canine and feline stress reduction.

We promise to keep our voices low and calm, and to never use force to examine, test, or treat your pet.  We'll use gentle control techniques, innovative tools, and medication when necessary to ensure your pet's emotional health isn't sacrificed for the sake of medical care.

Unless it's medically inappropriate, we will be giving your pet lots of treats during their visit.  This is so he or she starts associating a trip to the vet with good things!  That will keep stress levels low. Bringing your pet into their appointment hungry can help this process along.

Some pets prefer to be examined up high, on a table, in your lap, in their carrier, or on the floor. We will go where we need to go to make your pet comfortable during the exam.  We'll also us specialized distraction techniques to keep your pet focused on good experiences while we perform procedures such as injections that might cause brief stress or pain.

Questions?  Just ask!  We want you to be happy too. Interested in learning more about Fear Free?  Visit fearfreepets.com

Welcome

Our AHO family has been caring for yours since 1993!

We always welcome new clients to join our extended family! New clients receive their first office visit  for FREE!

Fear Freesm is an educational program designed for veterinary professionals that focuses on the mental and emotional well-being of our canine and feline patients. The program consists of eight courses that, combined, provide the knowledge and tools necessary for veterinary professionals to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in patients and their owners.

As an investment in improving our practice, we paid for all of our staff, from our receptionists to our kennel techs, to be trained and certified in Fear Freesm protocols. We want to make sure that your pet’s visit, from veterinary services to boarding, is the best it can be for both you and your pet. The last thing we want is for your pet to fear the one place that is fully committed to ensuring they live a happy and healthy life!

For more information about creating a Fear Free Happy Home, CLICK HERE!
For more information about the Fear Free Initiative, CLICK HERE!

We are an AAFP certified Cat Friendly Practice.

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Our Services

We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Click below to learn more about the veterinary and boarding services we provide.

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Testimonials and Reviews

"Took Buzzy for his first yearly check-up and was nervous about his interaction with the staff as he is a rescue and you can never be sure of their history.  Discovered at the appointment, they have become a Fear Free Certified Animal Hospital.  What a fabulous experience!!!! 20 STARS********** Rather than get through the appointment at any expense to Buzzy, they played with him in a soft music, pheromone infused room (he was already wearing a pheromone neckerchief, courtesy of the front desk) and enticed him with edible treats.  The whole idea is to make it a pleasant experience for the pup or kitty.  It was decided that we would come back next week for the "real appointment" to help Buzzy relax and see the office as a pleasant destination.  It obviously worked. As my other half took Buzz out to the car, and I talked with the staff, the outside door reopened and Buzzy came back in.  Did not want to go to the car! Usually our dogs can't get out of the vet's office fast enough.  Well done all. You even had me relaxed by the end of the visit." Deborah Miller

Office Hours

DayOpenClose
Monday8 AM5 PM
Tuesday8 AM5 PM
Wednesday8 AM5 PM
Thursday8 AM5 PM
Friday8 AM5 PM
Saturday8 AMNoon
SundayClosedClosed

Additional Kennel Pick-up & Drop off Hours Available By Appointment.  Call the Kennel Cell Phone: (508) 240-4810

Saturday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am; 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF ORLEANS
65 Finlay Rd.
Orleans, MA 02653
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