Get an alert when certification sign-up is available.


- Check back for a list of Pet Positive certified veterinary facilities (clinics, hospitals, etc.). 

- Share information about the Pet Positive Movement with your veterinarian.

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Pet Positive Movement

The Pet Positive Movement is a compassionate revolution to save the tails, toes, ears and more of America’s pets from non-therapeutic invasive procedures. 

Too often, tail docking, declawing, ear cropping and more go unnoticed. They are simply part of "what is." NPAWS, and hopefully you, will end that. Together, we will shine light on these antiquated procedures and inspire the positive behavior needed to end them.

The first phase of the movement involves recognizing, applauding, and certifying America's veterinary clinics that do not perform non-therapeutic invasive pet procedures. To applaud their certification, we will share their stance with the public on our website and in other ways to enable like-minded clients to easily find them.

If you are a veterinarian, please let us know if you would like for us to alert you when certification sign-up is available. 

If you are a pet person, please share information about the Pet Positive Veterinary Clinic Certification program with your veterinarian.

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Pet Positive Veterinary Clinic Certification

What does Pet Positive mean?

Pet Positive means that you don’t perform non-therapeutic invasive procedures, like tail docking, ear cropping, declawing, etc.

What is the certification? Why are you offering it? How will it benefit us?

NPAWS is offering this certification to support and spotlight Pet Positive veterinary clinics. Our goal is to expand public awareness of these practices and help Pet Positive-oriented clients more easily find like-minded vets.

How hard is it?

Clinics self-certify with a brief online form. The purpose of the Pet Positive Program is to build awareness of and promote Pet Positive behavior, as well as help Pet Positive clients find like minded vets. Your clinic’s participation will help support those goals.

When will the Pet Positive Program launch?

The target date is Q1 2023.

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