PetVet365 becomes first Fear Free Certified hospital network


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Fear Free, LLC announced today1 that PetVet365 has become the first and currently only veterinary hospital network to achieve 100% Fear Free certification for all of its hospitals and team members. Fear Free certification signifies that each veterinary hospital and its team members will strive to keep pets’ emotional wellbeing at the forefront and prevent and alleviate any fear, anxiety, or stress they may experience.

Since 2016, Fear Free has provided online and in-person education to more than 248,000 veterinary professionals, pet professionals, animal welfare employees and volunteers, and pet owners. Fear Free has built a robust catalog of certification programs and courses that focus on the emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets and improving the experience of every human and pet involved. Both individuals and veterinary practices can become Fear Free Certified.

“In times when pet owners and veterinary professionals look for practices that put the emotional wellbeing of pets front and center, it is tremendously exciting to see PetVet365’s enterprise-wide commitment to Fear Free,” said Marty Becker, DVM, founder of Fear Free, in the release. “Their team members, patients, clients, and hospitals will benefit from the Fear Free experience. As PetVet365 continues to grow, we will continue to partner with them to bring a Fear Free experience to more pets and families.”

PetVet365 was founded in 2018 and currently has a network of 10 hospitals in the US. According to a press release from PetVet365, the organization aims to continue to grow nationally with a “veterinarian-owned and -led practice model and a Fear Free team approach.”

“We are thrilled to be the first and currently only Fear Free Certified hospital network,” said Andrea Johnson, DVM, chief medical officer and cofounder of PetVet365, in the release. “We’re committed to providing a Fear Free experience because it’s the best approach for the pets in our care, the families who love them, and our entire veterinary team. It’s why from the start, we have carefully curated a hospital design and pet experience that we are proud of and will continue to pursue.”


PetVet365 becomes first Fear Free Certified hospital network. News release. PetVet365. November 29, 2022. [email].

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