What are outdoor playground consults?
For some dogs it can be scary visiting an unfamiliar building over a walk outdoors. So we thought, why not consult outside instead! For some anxious pets they find visiting the vet easier when it feels just like a normal day at the park.
We are fortunate to have a large outdoor space available to examine your dog and we keep this area open so that you can visit more frequently, desensitising them to the space and familiarising them with the vet clinic. Our hope is that the begin to associate the practice as a fun place to visit, making trips to the vet less scary.
A playground consult gives your dog a sense of freedom where they are able to sniff around while the vet undergoes their consultation.
If you would like a playground consultation, you can either let us know at the time of creating your booking, or you can request this upon arrival!
So long as the playground is not being used by a patient in consultation, you are more than welcome to use this space any time! This can be a great opportunity for puppies who should not be going to dog parks quite yet whilst their training is still underway or for dogs who aren’t great with socialising but still need a safe space to play and bond with their human!
Do you offer private waiting areas?
We sure can! For some pets, personal space is a must! Not every animal likes to be around others and some may become frightened by over excited new friends despite how friendly they may be.
We accommodate every pet and every scenario including by organising private waiting rooms. You can organise a private waiting room upon booking or call us from your car before entering reception so our team can make the necessary arrangements before you enter with your pet.
This is a great technique to help reduce stress and anxiety in your pet but can also be helpful for you! If you have a hard to handle pet, a dog who is strong on lead, boisterous, or potentially reactive, a private waiting space can help reduce stress for you by giving your pet space to wait for their vet on their own terms!