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Fear Free

Do visits to the vet send your pet into a tizzy? Are you tired of having to battle with your furry family member just to ensure he or she stays healthy?

If you answered yes to these questions, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, according to a recent study conducted by Bayer, 37% of dog owners and 58% of cat owners say their pets absolutely hate going to the vet. At Cedar Veterinary Clinic, it’s our mission to make trips to the vet a positive, fear-free experience for everyone.

We begin by reducing and/or eliminating many of the factors that can make an animal feel uneasy. This includes steps such as making our facility smell more pleasant and limiting the time pets have to wait in the reception area. Our team also practices gentle handling techniques, which help to calm nervous animals so we can eventually earn their trust.

We’ll also work with you to help reduce the feelings of fear often associated with vet visits that may be triggered at home. For example, we can provide recommendations on things like getting your cat used to the carrier and making car rides a more positive experience.
We always encourage bringing your companion in from time to time just to say ‘hello’. This allows us the opportunity to create positive, happy interactions that can replace past negative experiences.

At Cedar Veterinary Clinic, our goal is to make visits to the vet something that your pet not only tolerates, but actually looks forward to. If you’ve had bad experiences in the past or have a pet who struggles with vet visit anxiety, get in touch. We can customize a strategy to help you and your pet overcome those feelings of fear once and for all.

  • Melissa Paisley ArnoldMelissa Paisley Arnold

    Dr. Thinnes is a very kind man! Our animals will never be seen by anyone else!🤗

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  • Sandi BettridgeSandi Bettridge

    Heather is so good with the animals, she knows what she is doing and is so kind and caring.

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  • Darla Shedron-EasleyDarla Shedron-Easley

    Heather is absolutely fantastic! My lab (Hope) was very sick with a uterine infection which was killing her this past winter. Hope's 8 years old (considered too old by some to risk operating on). However, Heather immediately recommended operating to save Hope's life. There was NO hesitation and she took care of Hope that very day! Heather and staff stayed late that evening to look after Hope's needs. Knowing how worried I was about my girl, Heather contacted me to let me know how Hope was doing. My pup has since recovered and is like a new dog - rejuvenated, happy and healthy! I can't say enough good about the skill, dedication and compassion of this clinic and all their staff! Thank you for your hard work and determination!

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  • Anna Liza Bayhon NeedhamAnna Liza Bayhon Needham

    love my babies veterinarian

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533 North Airport Road
Cedar City, UT 84720
t: (435) 586-3400

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8AM-5PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed