Our Team

Our Staff

Dr. Marty Becker, DVM

Founder & CEO

In grade school they often called me “Marty Farty.” In high school is was “Farty Pecker.” Four years later veterinary school I was “Dr. Disco” as I played the dance tunes on a record player at school functions. In my almost four decades of practice, clients often call me “Doc” or “Dr. B,” and I’ve adopted the name Dr. Oz gave…

Ruth Garcia, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Ruth Garcia grew up in Austria and after receiving an Associate Bachelor of Art degree in Hotel Management from MODUL Vienna, Austria, traveled the world for a number of years working for some of the leading international luxury hotel brands. Following the international stint, Ruth worked for Western…

Stephanie Bachman

Customer Experience Manager

Steph graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 2013.  Although she was very interested in the clinical side of veterinary medicine, she knew she would better succeed on the business side of the animal sciences.  She enjoyed many different animal focused…

Lexington Becker

Marketing Strategist

Lexington Becker grew up on the family ranch in far Northern Idaho with a tight-knit family and a deep love of animals. He attended the University of Idaho where he received a degree in International Studies with minors in both Economics and Japanese. Lexington was awarded the Chapman award for…

Mikkel Becker

Head Trainer

Mikkel Becker is a certified trainer, dog behavior counselor and the lead animal trainer for Fear Free.  From early life it was undeniably clear that Mikkel’s number one focus was always going to be animals. Mikkel’s childhood consisted of two joys; horses and dogs. Her training career started early…

Anita Albert

Web Development Strategist

Anita has a diverse background in many things analytical. She spent a few years in the US Navy fixing anything electronic that exists on an airbase; from ancient radio equipment using tubes to the latest next-generation weather RADAR systems. After living 4 years in Hawaii while in…

Rachel Abrams, DVM

Practice Certification Manager

A New England native and a 2002 honors graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Rachel Abrams spent the last 8 years working as a Professional Service Veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim.  She joined Fear Free on February 1st as the Practice…

Lori Chamberland

Education Manager

As the former director of Karen Pryor Academy from February 2014 to April 2018, Lori oversaw KPA’s faculty, staff, operations, and course development. She was a contributing author on KPA’s Better Veterinary Visits, Dog Trainer Foundations, and other online courses. In her…

Fear Free Team of Advisors

Tony Buffington, PhD, DACVN (emeritus)

Head of Environmental Enrichment

Robin Downing, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP, CVA, CVC, CPE

Head of Clinical Bioethics

Stephen Ettinger, DACVIM (SAIM, Cardiology)

Chief Medical Officer

Gary Landsberg, DVM, DACVB, DECAWBM (CA)

Head of Research

Executive Council

Susan J. Barrett, DVM

Susan is a 1997 graduate of the Ohio State University. She spent her first 3 years after school in general practice, then spent the next 11 years in emergency medicine. She transitioned back to general practice in 2011, where she has developed a strong interest in teaching, behavior triage and…

Louise Dunn

Louise Dunn is a renowned, award-winning speaker, writer, and consultant. She brings over 40 years of in-the- trenches experience and business education to veterinary management. Dunn is the founder and chief executive officer of Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting (SVMC). SVMC…

Monique Feyrecilde, LVT, VTS (Behavior)

Monique Feyrecilde is a full-time veterinary technician in small animal private practice with over 20 years of experience. She is a veterinary technician specialist in behavior, and a past president of the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians as well as the current chair of the Examination Committee. Monique…

Brenda Griffin, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Dr. Griffin is a 1990 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing an internship at the MSPCA’s Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in 1991, she spent time working in general small animal practice as well as in animal shelters before pursuing a…

Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA

Dr. Tamara Grubb, a graduate of Texas A&M University, is a board certified veterinary anesthesiologist with a strong clinical interest and research focus in pain management. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesia & Analgesia in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington…

Ralph C Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVA, UTCVM

Dr. Ralph Harvey teaches anesthesia and pain management in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee. He previously served as the Section Head for the Small Animal Surgical Services and as a…

Gary Landsberg, DVM, DACVB, DECAWBM (CA)

Gary Landsberg, DVM, DACVB, DECAWBM (CA), received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ontario Veterinary College in 1976 and is a diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) and the European College of Animal…

Debbie Martin, LVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior)

Debbie Martin, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior), received her Bachelor of Science degree in human ecology from The Ohio State University and an Associate of Applied Science degree in veterinary technology  from Columbus State…

Kathryn Primm, DVM

Dr. Primm has owned Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, TN for 17 years.  She loves to share her passions, animals and communication.  She seeks to spread good information, both in her practice and across social media. She is the “resident vet” for www.iheartdogs.com and…

Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB

Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB, graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Coral Springs Animal Hospital, she worked  as a primary care veterinarian for two and a half years. She completed a three-year…

Julie Reck, DVM

Dr. Reck is a veterinarian with passion for creating new communication avenues with pet owners.  She believes that enhancing the communication capabilities of the veterinary profession will foster a stronger connection with pet owners and create an enjoyable professional environment…

Kenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

A switch inside Kenichiro Yagi’s head was flipped when a mentor asked him the question “Do you like being a veterinary technician?” many years ago and the spontaneous answer was “Yes. I really do”. Over the 17 years in practice, Ken has discovered and refined his role as a…