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Ettinger’s Tips from the Trenches (Part 2): The Power of Treats

June 21, 2017 Blog

In this three-part series, Dr. Stephen J. Ettinger—who quite literally wrote the (very heavy) book on veterinary internal medicine (Textbook…Read More

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Calm Collaborations: Chin Rest Tips from a Trainer (VIDEO)

June 19, 2017 Blog

Since the beginning of her training career, Laura Monaco Torelli has strived to encourage willing participation from animals during veterinary…Read More

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Hiring With Heart

June 15, 2017 Blog

“Hire big hearts. Train big minds.” That’s the hiring advice given by Fear Free-certified oncology specialist Dr. Gregory K. Ogilvie,…Read More

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Putting It to Practice: Why I Choose Fear Free

June 13, 2017 Blog

During my seven years as an RVT, I have worked at small-animal practices and farm sanctuaries and volunteered with various…Read More

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Ettinger’s Tips from the Trenches (Part 1): Fear Free Client Engagement

June 3, 2017 Blog

“Fear Free, it’s what it’s all about. This is why we practice veterinary medicine; this is why clients come back;…Read More

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Providing Cats with a Proper “Purrspective”

May 31, 2017 Blog

Do you have feline patients who hate visiting the veterinarian? Take note: it’s time to change their purrrrspective about visiting…Read More

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Fear Free Renewal – Are you asking the right question?

May 22, 2017 Blog

It’s the beginning of the month; I am opening several days of mail for my veterinary practice. I have a…Read More

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Are you a student that wants to do well, by doing good? For free?

May 9, 2017 Blog

You wanted to become a veterinarian because you loved animals and wanted to help them. Lucky you, you got accepted…Read More

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The Most Important Question We Aren’t Asking

March 3, 2017 Blog

If we asked a client, “what are you doing for environmental enrichment?” the likely response would be, “what?” And that’s…Read More

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Dr. Marty Becker and Mikkel Becker on the horrifying ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ abuse footage

January 20, 2017 Blog

As a veterinarian and trainer, respectively, both with a lifetime commitment to equally honoring the physical and emotional well-being of…Read More

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Acceptable Losses: When Losing a Client Is Okay

November 14, 2016 Blog

I lost a client today because of Fear Free. I knew it would probably happen, but I was not ready…Read More

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Fear Free Certification: An Investment for the Entire Staff

August 5, 2016 Blog

Inspired by a local Fear Free seminar, Dr. Mike Lappin and his staff at The Animal House began to track…Read More