Chenoweth Animal Hospital
Veterinarians serving St. Matthews and east Louisville, KY since 1985
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m.- 7:00
Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Ann Tyler Nevils, DVM
Banks Douglass, DVM
Tips for a Stress Free Visit
We strive to make sure each pet visit is Fear Free. When you are scheduling an appointment, please inform us if your pet suffers from stress or anxiety so we can make any necessary adjustments prior to arrival.
Pheromones such as Adaptil (dogs) and Feliway (cats) https://www.ceva.com/en/Products/Companion-animals/Behaviourare products that can help to calm your pet prior to arrival at the hospital. We offers pretreated bandanas for dogs and towels for cats that you are free to use during your visit and provide diffusers in the hospital as well. Sprays and diffusers are available for purchase at the hospital.
It is best if you can start using the pheromones at home prior to the car ride. Be sure to treat carriers with pheromones before putting your cat in to help alleviate any anxiety. Having your cat carrier out in the house with anytime access will help your cat get used to the carrier. Providing a soft bed and feeding treats will also help them associate positive experiences with the carrier.
Food can be a very positive experience for our patients! We give lots of treats to help reduce anxiety during visits – especially for those pets who dislike nail trims! We ask that you withhold food before your visit so that your pet is more likely to accept a treat while in the office and will associate the visit with a positive experience.
You may bring along your favorite treats from home or we have many different varieties as well. Please let us know ahead of time if your pet has any food allergies. If your pet has a favorite toy, please bring it along too!
Moving to a Fear Free Practice
Fear Free provides online and in-person education to veterinary professionals, the pet professional community, and pet owners.
America's Veterinarian,Dr. Marty Becker, Fear Free has become one of the single most
transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice, with over 13,000 veterinary
professionals committed to becoming Fear Free certified.
Fear Free Happy Homes
Prepare for your vet visit
Fear Free Happy Homes has a section of downloadable handouts to provide you with the information that will make your next vet visit Fear Free.
We have an Online Pharmacy!
We have an App!
This app is designed for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android®, and is designed to provide extended care for our patients and clients.
Click the appropriate button and download.
Donate to the AVMFVeterinary Care Charitable Fund
Through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, our hospital is able to help animals rescued from abuse and neglect and the pets of clients facing personal hardships. Your donations to the AVMFon behalf of our hospital will help us help animals. Click on the AVMFdonate button to make your tax deductible donation.
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