Implementing Fear Free Without Redesigning Your Practice

January 19, 2018

Luckily, there are several small things you can do to implement Fear Free without having to structurally change the design and layout of your practice.

We would all love to build a Fear Free veterinary hospital with specific Fear Free design elements, says Janet McConnell, CVT, director of education and professional development at Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, but the reality is that this may not be financially possible for many practices.

Luckily, there are several small things you can do to implement Fear Free without having to structurally change the design and layout of your practice. Fear Free doesn't require any structural changes — you can just implement the protocols, techniques and environmental changes.

Instead of redesigning your practice, focus on your scheduling, use Fear Free colors, use pheromones, create visual barriers and be more aware of the chemicals you're using.