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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

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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

Fear Free quick tip: Pot holders good for more than just the kitchen

VETTED - Nov 19, 2018

Veterinary teams can use a few inexpensive silicone pot holders to distract canine patients, says Dr. Julie Reck.

Practice tip: DIY solutions to reduce stress in veterinary patients

VETTED - Oct 30, 2018

Muffle harsh noise and provide traction for unsteady feet with these inexpensive tools.

Beyond the burrito: How to handle aggressive cats


Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Lisa Radosta shares tips for dealing with antagonistic tabbies.

Minimally invasive ways to bring Fear Free to veterinary surgery

VETTED - Oct 11, 2018

Tips for reducing fear, anxiety and stress in your surgical patients (and the people who own them).

Just Ask the Expert: Can laser therapy reduce anxiety in veterinary patients?

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 05, 2018

Patients undergoing photobiomodulation seem to calm down in the clinic after a few treatments. What’s going on?

Veterinarians: Ease cats' stress in critical situations


"Work with the cat as opposed to against the cat," this veterinary specialist says.

Three paths to calmer pets

FIRSTLINE - Jun 07, 2018

Experiencing fear and stress while you’re trying to figure out how to relieve your veterinary patient’s fear and stress is … redundant. Don’t sweat. We have three places to start on your path to calming pets.

The house that Fear Free built

VETTED - Jun 05, 2018

OK, not a house, but a two-walled exam room courtesy of Animal Arts that stands up beautifully in a veterinary conference exhibit hall. See the photos and read on for some advice from Dr. Jonathan Bloom, who demonstrated Fear Free techniques at the most recent Fetch dvm360 conference.

Fearless rehab for recuperating pets

FIRSTLINE - Jun 05, 2018

Fear, anxiety and stress walk into any veterinary setting alongside pets. Here’s how to reduce pets’ stress during rehabilitation.

Fear Free tips to handle the big boys (and girls)

FIRSTLINE - May 04, 2018

Keep giants gentle during veterinary care by eliminating these sources of fear, anxiety, stress and pain.

Fear Free contributors write the book on, you guessed it …

FIRSTLINE - Apr 24, 2018

The new book for dog owners on fear, anxiety and stress (FAS) is available now from Amazon.

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.