Welcome to Fear Free – where veterinary healthcare professionals “take the pet out of petrified” and “put the treat into treatment!” and where pet owners are helping pets live happy, healthy, full lives.

Fear Free provides online and in-person education to veterinary professionals, the pet professional community, and pet owners. Our programs provide professionals and pet lovers with the knowledge and tools to not only look after a pet’s physical wellbeing but her emotional wellbeing, as well. We know we must feed the pet’s mind as well as the body, so we make sure that in-home enrichment and Fear Free training are front-and-center with pet professionals and pet owners alike.

Founded by “America’s Veterinarian,” Dr. Marty Becker, Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice, with more than 63,000 veterinary and pet professionals committed to becoming Fear Free Certified®.

We get you. Like you, we love pets like family and want what is best for them. So click on the portal of interest to you for more information about Fear Free programs, education, membership opportunities, and celebration of that unique affection-connection called the human-animal bond.


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What’s the difference between a Fear Free Certified® Practice and Fear Free Certified® Professional?

The basis of any successful Fear Free experience is the successful completion of the Fear Free Certification Program. Our certified professionals work in various capacities – veterinarians, technicians, customer service staff, practice managers, trainers, groomers, pet sitters, and more. Each individual is responsible for maintaining their certification. Some veterinary hospitals have one certified professional, others have their entire teams certified.

Practice Certification takes Fear Free implementation to the next level – from an individual to a joint effort that requires the entire practice team to work together to achieve certification. Fear Free Certified® Practices will have successfully implemented Fear Free into all aspects of their business: culture and leadership, client education, staff training, facility, and patient visits. To meet this level of commitment and implementation, practices must measure up to Fear Free standards and will receive an onsite visit from a Fear Free Practice Certification Veterinarian to review the achievement of standards.

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