Oakview Veterinary Medical Center

2110 JayMar Road
Plover, WI 54467

(715)344-6311

oakviewvet.net

Low Stress Handling

We use low stress handling techniques with all pets. This means we take special precautions to decrease your pet's anxiety. For example, we use pheromones like Adaptil and Feliway throughout the clinic. Read more about these products here.

We also use non-slip mats on exam tables and classical music. You can read more about low stress handling here.


"Bella" has been getting regular nail trims at Oakview since she was a puppy. By using less restraint along with food and praise rewards, her nail trims are quick and easy.

Cat Friendly

Our clinic cat "Meeko" is laying on a non slip matt covered with a heated towel. Behind him is a hidey box he can use if he feels overwhelmed. There is a Feliway plug in, the iCat is playing cat friendly music, and Composure Pro is available for a natural stress soother.

The American Association of Feline Practitioners certifies practices to be "Cat Friendly." Part of this means we  believe in the respectful handling of cats to reduce fear and anxiety. It also means we are up to date on the latest medical advancements for felines.

To read more about what it means to be cat friendly:

http://www.catvets.com/cfp/cat-owners/what-is-a-cat-friendly-practice

Our In-House Behavior Consultant

EmilyEmily has been a certified veterinary technician since 2004. She has always had a special interest in animal behavior and how interactions between pets and their families can be enhanced. 

Since 2011, she has been a member of The Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians.

One of Emily's goals is to incorporate the use of low stress handling techniques and other means to keep pets comfortable and calm at the veterinary clinic. Far too often, we see animals who are fearful and anxious when they come in. It is her goal to tailor each individual pet's visit to be as low stress as possible by using special handling techniques, pheromone therapy, counter conditioning, and positive reinforcement methods.

Emily attends continuing education seminars on behavior and comes back to teach the rest of the clinic what she has learned.

Emily is available for in person, phone, and in home consultations. 

Click here for our links page, which includes behavior links.