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Creating a Fear Free Clinic, Thanks to the ArmOR Hand Glove

Published Jun 27, 2022  |  Author: Dr. Laura Catena  |  Topic(s): ,

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We all want to create a welcoming and safe environment for our patients. One of the best ways to do this is by adopting a “Fear Free” mindset, focusing on ways in which patient stress can be reduced in the clinic. As a Fear Free preferred product, the ArmOr Hand Glove is an essential tool for any professional looking to prioritize the mental and physical wellbeing of not only their patients, but their staff as well.

ArmOR Hand: A One-Of-A-Kind Protective Glove

If you’re looking to improve every aspect of your patient exams, the ArmOR Hand Glove is the obvious way to go. The only animal handling glove designed and developed by a veterinarian, ArmOR Hand offers both superior protection and superior dexterity, which means you’ll be able to handle your patients easier – and without fear of injury. Tasks that used to require multiple pairs of hands for proper restraint can now be achieved without unnecessary, fear-inducing handling. Hand-sewn out of the strongest synthetic stretch materials, ArmOR Hand Gloves are exceptionally durable and can easily withstand daily washing, without any decrease in quality. In addition to all these excellent qualities, these gloves are also versatile! While the original version of this animal handling glove offers complete coverage, the Procedure-Palpation ArmOR Hand Glove has the first three fingers exposed, allowing for easy completion of tasks that require a high degree of dexterity and precision, such as administering vaccines. “What I like is the fact that you’ve still got the feeling with these gloves,” Dr. Marty Becker, founder of Fear Free, raves. “You’ve still got the flexibility and feeling, that’s something you’re certainly not going to have with welding gloves.” 

When You’re Less Stressed, Your Patients Are, Too.

A Fear Free vet visit starts with you! When the veterinarian or technician has all the tools necessary to prevent and alleviate fear and anxiety in their patients, they are able to handle animals with confidence and care. The ArmOR Hand Glove is one of the most important tools you can invest in. When you put on a pair of these gloves, you’re setting yourself up for success and reducing the risk of injury, too. 

Earning the top score for puncture resistance and reinforced in areas of the hand prone to injury, these animal handling gloves set all animal handlers up for success. “We all know these kinds of injuries can be career ending for veterinarians or technicians,” Dr.  Becker reflects. “And that’s also one of the reasons that people get burned out, they either get injured or fear getting injured.” With nearly 50% to 67% of veterinarians and 98% of veterinary technicians getting injured by a patient at some point in their career, the ArmOR Hand Glove offers essential protection. When the professional knows they’re protected, productivity and morale improve. This directly – and positively – affects the patient, as you’ll be able to handle them without unnecessary force. Rather than feeding off your stress, your patient will sense your calm, resulting in a veterinary visit with minimal stress and fear. 

A Fear Free Clinic is a Successful Clinic

When you minimize stress of both patients and staff, investing in products and procedures that prioritize patient wellbeing, you will in turn maximize performance. “We know the impact that stress and anxiety can have on our patients, our professionals, and our practices,” the Fear Free team reflects. “Fortunately, [Fear Free veterinary visits are the] solution that can resolve this downward trend in mental health, restor[ing] trust in veterinarians as the true pet health experts, and most importantly reduc[ing] feelings of stress, resulting in a better experience for all involved.” The ArmOR Hand Glove fits perfectly into the Fear Free mission. When you put on a pair of these protective gloves, you’ll handle your patients with more confidence and care, leading to a better experience for all involved. It will be obvious to your clients not only that their pet has been well cared for, but that they can rely on your staff to keep their pet safe and free of fear.

Join the Fear Free Movement!

All of ArmOR Hand’s unique features come together to create a glove that reduces stress for both patients, pet owners, and veterinary staff, resulting in a better experience for all. If you’re looking to improve every aspect of your practice – from the patient’s experience to your economic success – get your ArmOR Hand Glove today.


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Dr. Laura Catena is the Founder and President of The ArmOR Hand Gloves.

She graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine and is a small animal veterinarian. Dr. Catena developed The ArmOR Hand Animal Handling Gloves after a life-threatening injury she endured while working emergency medicine. She is a member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and an animal welfare advocate.

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