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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

Stop the progression to aggression

FIRSTLINE - Apr 10, 2018

Halt the bucking, tooth-baring, low-hissing madness in your veterinary practice. Here’s how.

(Don’t) use the force for scale stress and handling hang-ups

FIRSTLINE - Apr 02, 2018

Scale back on stress and address handling hang-ups of older pets with these tips to take fear and suffering out of veterinary care.

Nix nail trim negativity

FIRSTLINE - Mar 26, 2018

Scratch back at nail trim anxiety with these tips to reduce your veterinary patient’s fears.

Keep calm and Fear Free on—Tips for senior pets

FIRSTLINE - Mar 19, 2018

It's not too late to help senior pets that suffer from fear, anxiety and stress. Use these tips in the clinic and at home to help patients keep their cool.

Keep calm and carrier on with older cats

FIRSTLINE - Mar 19, 2018

These Fear Free cat carrier tips complement the low-stress measures you’re taking in your veterinary clinic.

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.