Why do some DVMs push back on Fear Free?

December 27, 2017
Kathryn Primm, DVM
Kathryn Primm, DVM

Kathryn Primm, DVM, owns Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, Tennessee, but has a growing career as a writer, a speaker and an online voice for veterinarians and pet owners alike.

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

Why would veterinary professionals decline to practice using Fear Free techniques-to choose not to reduce pain, fright and stress in their patients? Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Kathryn Primm, DVM, believes it's merely a reaction to terminology.

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"People don't want to label what they're doing 'Fear Free,' or 'low-stress,' or any particular label, they just want to do it," she says.

And she says that's ok-as long as they're actually treating pets with the mindset that some call Fear Free.

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