Fear Free® Veterinary Care is Now Available for Oakville Pets.
Mac Animal Clinic is proud to be Oakville’s first Fear Free® Certified Veterinary Clinic.

Our species specific consultation rooms are equipped with treats, toys and dog/cat calming pheromone diffusers to help your pet feel at ease during their visit.

“Whether it is just coming in for a cookie, a nail trim or a full exam; we want to make your pet’s visit a positive experience. Thats why we designed our hospital protocols, clinic, exam rooms and kennels based on the Fear Free® Guidelines to help us care for your pet’s medical and emotional well-being.”


We are committed to reducing fear, anxiety and stress at every visit, starting from the travel to the practice.

We will listen to our patients and observe their body language and immediately address any stressors.

We will look after our patients emotional well-being as well as their physical well-being.


We are committed to providing you with an enjoyable experience at every visit.

We will communicate with you before, during, and after your visit to ensure that it is Fear Free® in every way.

We will educate you about Fear Free® and how you can benefit from Fear Free® both inside and outside the practice.


We encourage and support each other in making every visit Fear Free®.

We reduce workplace injury.

We are able to provide better care to patients without unnecessary restraint or force.

We increase job satisfaction.

Fill Out Your Pet’s Pre Visit Questionnaire

As Fear Free® Certified Professionals, we want to make sure your pet’s veterinary experience is as enjoyable and as stress-free as possible. Tell us about your pet’s likes and dislikes to allow us to adjust our care to better serve and comfort your pet.

Can you imagine telling your dog, “Let’s go to the vet!” and seeing her tail wag? How about getting out your cat’s carrier and seeing him come running? With Fear Free® Veterinary Care this IS possible. Mac Animal Clinic is part of a new transformative initiative sweeping veterinary medicine designed to ease the stress, fear, and anxiety so many pets experience while at the veterinarian.

Dr. Mac and her team of Fear Free® Certified Professionals have completed extensive training which helps veterinarians and entire practices modify their procedures, handling, and facilities to help pets feel safe and comfortable while receiving the medical care they need.

The coveted Fear Free® Practice certification takes Fear Free® implementation to the next level. As a Fear Free® Certified Practice, we have integrated Fear Free® principles into all aspects of our practice: culture and leadership, client education, staff training, our facility and patient visits.

Fear Free® Practice Certification requires a practice to meet 27 mandatory standards and earn a minimum of 1,070 points out of a possible 2,060 from another 28 standards. Some standards require as many as 9 action items to be met.

The difference we make for our patients daily is worth every ounce of effort. At Mac Animal Clinic, we are committed to caring for both your pet’s physical and emotional well being.

If you would like your pets to experience the Fear Free® difference please contact us at (905) 208 9933.

Free Free Hospital Tour

What to expect from a Fear Free® Visit

Fear Free® Handling

Fear Free® Feline Visits

Benefits of Friendly Visits

Pheromone Therapy For Puppies

What your Vet should Know About Your Pet


Founded by “America’s veterinarian”, Dr. Marty Becker, the Fear Free® training program was developed by board-certified veterinary behaviorists, veterinary technician behavior specialists, board-certified veterinary anesthetists, well-known veterinary practice management experts, and board-certified veterinary practitioners experienced in Fear Free® methods.

The Fear Free® initiative aims to “take the ‘pet’ out of ‘petrified’” by promoting considerate approach and gentle control techniques used in calming environments. Utilization of Fear Free® methods and protocols leads to reduction or removal of anxiety triggers, which creates an experience that is rewarding and safer for all involved including pets, their owners, and veterinary health care teams. Learn more at www.fearfreepets.com.