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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

4 Fear Free tips for every veterinary hospital

FIRSTLINE - Feb 28, 2018

Set up good vibes for your patients (and their owners) in a hurry.

Your Veterinary Voice, Episode 17: Meet Marty Becker, DVM

dvm360.com - Feb 16, 2018

He's a TV star, architect of Fear Free practice and a plain old practitioner. Come along and get to know this one-of-a-kind personality.

Fast feline-friendly fixes


Employ these easily executed efforts for keeping cats more content in your veterinary practice.

The Fear Free exam room: Beyond easy cheese and yoga mats

VETTED - Jan 09, 2018

Try these unusual tips to reduce veterinary patients’ fear and anxiety during a trip to your hospital.

Client handout: Puppy socialization

FIRSTLINE - Jan 03, 2018

Print it out for your new-puppy kits. Put it in your veterinary hospital's exam rooms and reception area. Put it on your website. New puppies will thank you for their better manners and less fear down the road.

Why do some DVMs push back on Fear Free?


Dr. Kathryn Primm sees an aversion to the moniker if not the medicine

Fear is the mind-killer

VETTED - Dec 12, 2017

Fetch dvm360 conference educator Dr. Jonathan Bloom shares his 3 F philosophy that helps him enjoy life to the fullest—both at home and in his veterinary practice.

5 bite-sized tips for going Fear Free in 2018

VETTED - Nov 29, 2017

It’s a huge movement in veterinary medicine, but getting started is surprisingly simple.

Fear Free veterinary practice certification to launch in April 2018

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 22, 2017

Ceva Animal Health veterinarians to conduct practice visits, determine certification status.

Temple Grandin joins Fear Free advisory board

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 08, 2017

A longtime advocate for the well-being of food animals, Grandin is now lending her experience and expertise to the veterinary environment.

Client handout: Free your pet from freak outs

FIRSTLINE - Nov 06, 2017

Your patient's fight or flight response has kicked in. Help veterinary clients understand why drugs might be the answer.

13 fur-raising fears in pets


Needles, white coats, baths ... The world is full of frightful stuff for your veterinary patients.

Fear Free veterinary training tip: Feline ear cleaning


Gentle conditioning to the procedure will get cats on board, says Mikkel Becker, CPDT.

The deets on treats

FIRSTLINE - Oct 23, 2017

Data from the 2017 dvm360 Clinical Updates: Pet enrichment survey serves up these nuggets about treats in the veterinary practice.

4 tips for enriched hospital spaces

FIRSTLINE - Oct 22, 2017

Consider these ideas to create enrichment areas for visiting pets in your veterinary practice.

Bored, sick

FIRSTLINE - Oct 22, 2017

Create an enriching space for veterinary patients that puts healing top of mind.

Do YOU doggie daycare?

VETTED - Oct 20, 2017

Pets can benefit from training, boarding and day care owned by a veterinarian—the DVM is the expert, after all, not pet service and pet retail staff somewhere else. Just figure out if this chance for pet enrichment for your clients is the right fit for your veterinary hospital's philosophy, staff and location.

Batting around enrichment in the veterinary hospital

FIRSTLINE - Oct 16, 2017

Exclusive data from the dvm360 Clinical Updates: Pet Enrichment Survey reveals how many practices are offering enrichment—and what they're doing to focus on the pet's experience.

Your patients are bored to death

Oct 07, 2017

Use these 10 quick and easy pet enrichment tips to help your clients put the “play” back in pets’ “playtime.”

Fear is worse than pain in veterinary patients

FIRSTLINE - Sep 27, 2017

As people, we can anticipate relief for the physical pain we feel. Animals don’t have this luxury. Here’s how to deal with pain coupled with fear, and how pet owners help you heal the hurt.