Welcome to Fear Free – where veterinary health care professionals “Take the pet out of petrified” and “Put the treat into treatment!” and where pet owners are “Helping pets live happy, healthy, full lives”.
As veterinary professionals, we know that visits to our hospitals are declining, and that the stress and anxiety associated with taking a pet to the veterinarian is a significant reason why.
Fortunately, there is a solution that can resolve this downward trend, restore trust in veterinarians as the true pet health experts, and most importantly, reduce feelings of stress, resulting in a better experience for all involved, including pets, owners, and veterinary health care teams: Fear Free veterinary visits.
Through continuing education, Fear Free teaches veterinary professionals how to eliminate Fear, Anxiety, and Stress (FAS) for their patients. Our courses are created from the latest research and first hand experiences of leading names in the veterinary industry.
Why should you become Fear Free Certified?
1. Right thing to do. Fear Free helps professionals deliver better care to their patients by looking after the physical and emotional well-being of their patients.
2. Better medicine. When pets are happy and calm instead of fearful, anxious, and stressed, the TPR and BP are more reflective of the pet’s condition. Blood chemistries are more accurate, and the physical exam is better because you can be more thorough and the pets don’t hide pain and sensitivity. You lessen the immunosuppression caused by stress, which can affect immunity and healing.
3. Higher profits. With Fear Free you become more financially successful and emotionally wealthy. Many Fear Free practices are reporting considerable client growth since implementing Fear Free!
"You can practice good medicine, but if you want to practice great medicine, then incorporate Fear Free medicine into your practice” Dr. Stephen J. Ettinger