What is Fear Free you may ask? We aim to ease the stress, fear, and anxiety that some pets feel at the veterinarian. With a more relaxed pet it also makes your visit to our clinic more enjoyable.
Our veterinarians and technicians have completed a comprehensive, 8-part educational course and exam to become certified in procedures, handling, and techniques to help pets feel safe and comfortable while receiving the medical care they need. Our veterinarians and technicians also have to take continuing education to remain certified.
Known as Fear FreeSM, the training program was developed by board-certified veterinary behaviorists, veterinary technician behavior specialists, board-certified veterinary anesthetists, well-known veterinary practice management experts, and boarded veterinary practitioners experienced in Fear Free methods.
The Fear FreeSM initiative aims to “take the ‘pet’ out of ‘petrified’” and get pets back for veterinary visits 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.