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Fear-Free: A dvm360 Leadership Challenge

Have you embraced this movement yet? No matter what level your veterinary practice is ready for, we've compiled everything you need to decrease patient stress and anxiety. ...

dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Fear Free

Your complete resource to what some call a revolution that will forever change veterinary medicine. ...

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Fear Free: An urgent obligation (not to mention, unprecedented opportunity)

You’ve probably heard of Dr. Marty Becker. And if you’ve heard of Dr. Marty Becker, chances are you’ve heard of his dream of every veterinary practice transforming into a Fear Free practice. ...

Low stress veterinary visits

A cat's trip to the vet

FIRSTLINE - Sep 20, 2017

When a pet owner says the word V-E-T, a cat hears D-I-E. But you can fix that.

Non-pharmaceutical products for noise aversion

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 23, 2017

Consider these solutions to help calm your petrified veterinary patients.

Feline physical rehab: 7 tips to reduce stress to boost success

FIRSTLINE - Aug 21, 2017

Yes, you CAN rehab a cat. Really! It's all about getting them comfortable in the environment.

One more fright, one less heartbeat

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 02, 2017

This cardiologist wants to prove that the intense effects of the fight-or-flight "sympathetic storm" in pets from scary veterinary visits can wear out their hearts before their time.

How veterinary technicians can become Fear Free champions

FIRSTLINE - Jul 14, 2017

1. Stop staring so much at cats, dogs. (Seriously) 2. Step up. Those patients need your advocacy!

Time to tell your veterinary clients about Fear Free

FIRSTLINE - Jul 12, 2017

You need to give an elevator speech to clients about your Fear Free certification. Let us do the talking for you.

Hospitalized veterinary patients need enrichment too


Pets stuck away from home can be the ones most in need of diversions.

'I've never been a fan of forcing pets'


Lower-stress care and Fear Free design permeate this solo practice owner's dream project.

Fear Free initiative sees enrollment of more than 14,000 in first year

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 22, 2017

Around 5,500 veterinary professionals and other animal care workers already certified, organization reports.

Fear Free fodder for your veterinary practice’s social media platforms


Get these image-text combos in front of pet owners’ eyeballs to help them learn the ins and outs of Fear Free—and schedule a low-stress visit with your hospital.

Relax! 3 behavior supplements for pets

FIRSTLINE - May 30, 2017

Check out these veterinary nutraceuticals designed to give pets—and their owners—peace of mind.

Fighting the fright: dvm360's top 10 Fear Free articles

FIRSTLINE - May 26, 2017

See which of our articles have most assuaged the stress of veterinary visits for pets.

FDA warns about risk of possible accidental overdose of dogs treated with Sileo

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 24, 2017

The drug, manufactured by Zoetis, is used to treat cases of noise aversion.

CVC doodle: How to create a spaw-like exam room

FIRSTLINE - May 15, 2017

Low-cost and no-cost Fear Free tips for veterinary practice managers and technicians.

Client handout: Care and keeping of puzzle toys


These enrichment items are great for exercising veterinary patient’s brains but need regular cleaning to keep them in good condition.

Creature comforts: Food puzzles for a Fear Free veterinary visit

FIRSTLINE - May 12, 2017

Sit. Stay. Play! Food puzzles are a practical tool to help create a comfortable, Fear Free veterinary visits.

Anxiety and otitis: What a pain in the ear

FIRSTLINE - May 09, 2017

Veterinary professionals, lend me your ear! Pain, otitis and anxiety are a combination not many want to mess with, but I’ve got some tips and tricks worth listening to.

How to get pets + vets ≠ stress

VETTED - May 05, 2017

Take anxiety out of the equation with these veterinary products.

Turn your veterinary hospital into a ‘spaw’

FIRSTLINE - May 03, 2017

Low-cost (and no-cost!) Fear Free tips by role and by room.

Team handout: 7 clinic accommodations for feline ‘oldsters’

FIRSTLINE - May 03, 2017

Don’t let your veterinary practice commit these feline faux pa(w)s with old, painful cats.