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Our Sponsors

Fear Free is proud to call some of the most successful, well-known and reputable companies its sponsors. It is our sponsors’ commitment and support that enables Fear Free to provide education and services to our Fear Free community, and to facilitate growth for our business initiatives. Each sponsor has selected a category in which to sponsor Fear Free; that category aligns with the Fear Free mission and the sponsors products of that category are a vital part of successful Fear Free implementation in practices and homes.

Category: Pet Cleaning & Grooming Products

At BISSELL, we care deeply about pets. From designing products specifically engineered to pick up pet messes to advocating for pet adoption, pets are at the heart of who we are. As a fourth-generation, family-run company, this passion starts at the very top. Our pet initiatives are the culmination of years of dedication by Cathy Bissell, our Director of Corporate Affairs and founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. Cathy believes that every pet should have a home and every home should have a pet. She created BISSELL Pet Foundation to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and to support organizations dedicated to the humane care and treatment of animals through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care.

Category: Pheromones

Ceva Animal Health has dedicated teams that aim to meet the specific demands of the livestock, poultry, swine, and companion animals.  The health of animals, people, and the planet are inextricably linked. The world needs a holistic approach to health, that understands that, by protecting the health of animals and our environment, we protect our own health and future.  We strive to achieve excellence for veterinarians and pet owners through innovation.  We believe customer passion must shape each solution and the way we work around these needs and challenges. We think and do things differently, creatively. All to find the best possible solutions.  Our innovation mindset keeps us focused on the highest quality and continuous improvement. It’s not just about product innovation but constantly challenging ourselves to find new ways to create products that benefit the human-animal bond.

Ceva Animal Health is a sponsor of the Fear Free Behavior category.  We are a leader in the development of behavior products, most notably, FELIWAY®, FELIWAY® Multicat™, and ADAPTIL®.  Combined these products have more than 70 clinical studies supporting their efficacy.  Using FELIWAY® and ADAPTIL® is the safe and effective way to help reduce stress-related behaviors in dogs and cats at the veterinary hospital and at home.

Category: Biologicals

At Elanco, we provide those who raise and care for animals with solutions that empower them to advance a vision of food and companionship enriching life.

We understand the powerful role healthy animals play in making lives better. As pets increasingly become important parts of our families, so too does the need to help them live longer, healthier, higher-quality lives. We believe that vaccines play a big part of keeping pets healthy, and it is easy to see how our oral and low volume options complement the Fear Free initiative by reducing the number of vaccines given to pets, allowing for a more comfortable vaccine experience.

Bronchi-Shield® ORAL, the first oral Bordetella vaccine on the market, and ULTRA™, the first and only portfolio of 0.5ml vaccines for dogs and cats, enable you to provide an elevated vaccine experience. Talk to your Elanco representative to learn more about how Elanco vaccines can be part of the Fear Free experience in your practice.

Category: Nutraceutical

Since 1933, Vetoquinol USA has been a family-owned company focused on enriching the lives of people through dedication to animal health and welfare. We strive to bring innovative products and solutions to veterinarians and pet owners with the goal of improving the quality of life of our pets. As the 8th largest veterinary pharmaceutical company worldwide and the 4th largest veterinary-only company, Vetoquinol USA is focused on the development, production and marketing of FDA, EPA, NASC and AAFCO-regulated pharmaceutical, nutritional and dermatological products for small and large animals.

Zylkene is Vetoquinol’s flagship behavioral product. A natural, non-pharmaceutical formula derived from milk protein, Zylkene promotes calmness in dogs and cats without the side effects of drowsiness or sedation. Backed by clinical studies, Zylkene is a unique way for veterinarians and pet owners to help animals through challenging situations and support balanced behavior.

Category: Infection Control & Biosecurity

Virox Animal Health is the maker of Rescue™, a patented disinfectant technology powered by Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP). Designed specifically for companion animal facilities, AHP® is unique in its ability to kill deadly pathogens, such as canine parvovirus, in half the time of legacy or traditional disinfectants, helping to keep patients safer during a veterinary visit. But it’s not just the killing power of AHP® that makes it the perfect fit for Fear Free. Because it’s so gentle on patients, users and the environment, AHP® is much safer for pets. AHP® has no added fragrances, so all that’s left behind after cleaning and disinfection is the smell of clean – which is no smell at all! AHP® has no harsh chemical odors to trigger fear, anxiety and stress in a pet during a veterinary visit, helping to create the ideal environment for both patients and clients. It’s these benefits that make AHP® the Deliberately Different™ choice for infection prevention and biosecurity in your veterinary practice.

Category: Analgesia & Sedation

Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.

Our name, Zoetis (zō-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company’s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend.

Strategic Alliances

Fear Free is proud to be aligned with leaders at the forefront of veterinary industry. Strategic alliances with the organizations below have proven to be a win-win for our alliances, Fear Free and the veterinary community.

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits companion animal practices throughout the United States and Canada on approximately 900 high standards of veterinary care. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are considered champions for excellent veterinary care. Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited hospitals because they value their pet’s health and trust the consistent, expert care provided by the entire health care team. Today, over 3,600 practice teams (12-15% of veterinary practices across the United States and Canada) are accredited by AAHA.

AAHA is proud to provide the corporate home for the Fear Free Certification Program. AAHA believes that veterinary visits don’t have to be stressful for pets and their people; by giving veterinary professionals the tools and education they need to reduce the stress associated with veterinary visits, more pet owners will be able to get their pets to the veterinary hospital for the care they need. AAHA is proud to be a part of this transformative initiative to make sure pets are getting the veterinary care they need.

Companion Channel connects animal shelters, pet parents and new adopters through a digital media network focused on generating marketing and sponsorship programs with corporate partners across the United States. Companion Channel captivates adopters with valuable and responsible content; activates communities to engage with shelter programs, services, events and sponsors; and advocates for shelter pets and animal welfare.

Companion Channel is live in 13 shelters and delivers 7.6 million annual advertising impressions to pet parents at shelters that process 50,000 pet adoptions per year. Companion Channel plans to launch in an additional 30 markets in 2017 to reach more than 20 million animal lovers, and will launch a user-friendly mobile app that encourages constant communication with pet adopters.

Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is a groundbreaking effort to better understand cancer and other diseases in dogs. It is the largest and longest observational study ever undertaken in the United States to improve the health of dogs. This study will identify genetic, nutritional, and environmental risk factors for cancer and other major diseases that affect all dogs.  The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study supports the Fear Free initiative in order to provide better veterinary care for all companion animals and strengthen the bond between clients and veterinarians.

Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science to advance animal health. The foundation is a global leader in funding scientific studies for companion animals, horses and wildlife. Since its founding in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation has invested in studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments, prevention and cures to benefit animals worldwide.

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a nonprofit organization on a mission to provide world-class continuing professional development for the global veterinary healthcare community. Together as one veterinary community, we are striving to elevate the quality of animal medical care throughout the world.

The NAVC comprises the annual NAVC Conference, hosting 16,000 attendees and 350 speakers from more than 80 countries in Orlando, Fla. each year; the NAVC Institute, providing cutting-edge advanced modules in a multi-day immersion; VetFolio.com (in partnership with AAHA), an online CE learning platform; and Today’s Veterinary Practice and Today’s Veterinary Technician, the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journals.

The NAVC is a proud supporter of Fear Free because by reducing or removing the stresses sometimes associated with animal health, we can eliminate barriers to providing animals the very best care possible.

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) was formed in East Lansing, Mich., in 1981 with the goal of allowing veterinary technicians to give input on national issues involving the veterinary profession. Since then, NAVTA has grown and seen many successes, including the declaration of National Veterinary Technician Week, the formation of the Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties, the development of a scholarship program and much more.

NAVTA is committed to providing education and opportunities to our members to help in advancing them professionally and in their careers.  The Fear Free initiative will be successful in helping our pets that we see daily only if it is adapted in our practices and the veterinary technicians in these practices have the capability and willingness to make those changes happen.  By educating the technicians we will destress our patients, our clients and our veterinary hospital teams for better care and compliance over all.