Elective Courses Veterinary Professionals

Welcome, Fear Free veterinary professionals! This is your brand new Elective Courses page, where you can earn additional Fear Free CE hours by taking our complimentary and credit courses. Right now, we are hard at work developing some amazing new courses, which will launch in regular intervals and will be available exclusively to you as a benefit of your active membership.

With every annual membership renewal, you will be awarded 7 credits, which can be used to purchase additional CE courses throughout the year. To redeem your credits, simply click on Veterinary Professional Credit Courses and select the course you would like to purchase. Once purchased, the course will pop up under My Courses and you’ll be ready to start learning.

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Veterinary Professional Certification Course | Level 2

  • Advanced animal handling techniques
  • In-hospital care
  • Client communication
7 Credits Needed

Veterinary Professional Certification Course | Level 3

  • Advanced animal handling techniques
  • Preventive behavior services
  • Feline & canine development
7 Credits Needed

Analgesic Medications and the Pain Pathway

This course will teach you how to maximize the efficacy of your analgesic protocols. You will learn how and where core and adjunctive medications work along the pain pathway and the importance of multimodal analgesia.

1 Credit Needed

Analgesic Protocols for Acute Pain – Case Based

This course provides specific protocols for treating patients experiencing a variety of acute pain conditions, including various surgeries, trauma, dentistry, and more.

1 Credit Needed

The Business of Pain Management

This course empowers you to begin or increase your pain management business by offering suggested improvements to both the culture and physical layout of your clinic.

1 Credit Needed

Effects and Management of Chronic Pain

This course will discuss chronic pain, its causes, and its impact on animals’ well-being. It will include case studies, as well as a discussion of alternative and complementary treatment.

1 Credit Needed

Noise Aversion and Nutraceuticals and Behavioral Medicine

  • Diagnosing noise aversion
  • Providing treatment
  • Benefits of nutraceuticals in behavioral therapy
Complimentary Course

Fear Free Companion Animal Euthanasia Course

  • Create a meaningful, low-stress experience
  • Uses of pre-euthanasia sedation & anesthesia
  • Preventing & alleviating compassion fatigue
Complimentary Course

Fear Free Dentistry and In-Clinic Sedation

  • Importance of dental care
  • Physiological & medical impacts of stress
  • Benefits of implementing sedation
Complimentary Course

Feline Destructive Scratching Solutions

  • Natural functions scratching serves for cats
  • Common owner responses & the problems with them
  • Safe, effective alternatives to declawing
Complimentary Course

The Vital Role of Client Services Representatives

  • Communicating with clients
  • Creating a welcoming experience
  • Advising clients on transporting pets
Complimentary Course

Behavior is Medicine; Fear Free is Better Medicine

  • Science behind fear, anxiety & stress
  • How Fear Free is better medicine
  • Sedation protocols
Complimentary Course

Fear Free Doesn’t Cost – It Pay$

  • Taking client loyalty to the next level
  • Evaluating your financial investment
  • How Fear Free positively affect your bottom line
Complimentary Course

Developing the Fear Free Plan of Action for Patient Care

  • Body language knowledge
  • Touch Gradient, Considerate Approach & Gentle Control
  • Fear Free procedures
Complimentary Course

Success! Proven Fear Free Strategies

  • Making clients & patients happier & healthier
  • Case studies
  • Best practices
Complimentary Course

Implementing Fear Free Into Your Practice

  • Engaging your team
  • Process for small & large practices
  • Tactics & techniques that you can start using right away
Complimentary Course

Fear Free Scheduling | Marketing Your Certification Online

  • Importance of scheduling in creating a Fear Free visit
  • What successful scheduling looks like
  • How to market your certification
Complimentary Course

The Role of Technicians, Treats and More in Fear Free

  • How technicians play a role in the Fear Free process
  • The right use of treats
  • The treat ladder’s role in creating a Fear Free visit
Complimentary Course

Pre-Anesthesia Feeding, ER, Critical Care & Internal Medicine

  • New research on pre-anesthesia practices & procedures
  • Issues in the day-to-day practices of emergency, critical care & internal medicine
  • How Fear Free can address these issues
Complimentary Course

Podcast CE: Case Studies in Feline and Canine Fear Free Visits

  • What Fear Free means from a client’s perspective
  • Dakota the Dog’s experience
  • Pooka the Cat’s experience
Complimentary Course

Welcome to the Module 8: An Implementation Guide for Leaders

  • Leadership, strategic planning & metrics
  • Human resources & operations
  • Marketing your Fear Free certification
Complimentary Course

Veterinary Professional Certification Course | Level 2

  • Advanced animal handling techniques
  • In-hospital care
  • Client communication
7 Credits Needed

Veterinary Professional Certification Course | Level 3

  • Advanced animal handling techniques
  • Preventive behavior services
  • Feline & canine development
7 Credits Needed

Analgesic Medications and the Pain Pathway

This course will teach you how to maximize the efficacy of your analgesic protocols. You will learn how and where core and adjunctive medications work along the pain pathway and the importance of multimodal analgesia.

1 Credit Needed

Analgesic Protocols for Acute Pain – Case Based

This course provides specific protocols for treating patients experiencing a variety of acute pain conditions, including various surgeries, trauma, dentistry, and more.

1 Credit Needed

The Business of Pain Management

This course empowers you to begin or increase your pain management business by offering suggested improvements to both the culture and physical layout of your clinic.

1 Credit Needed

Effects and Management of Chronic Pain

This course will discuss chronic pain, its causes, and its impact on animals’ well-being. It will include case studies, as well as a discussion of alternative and complementary treatment.

1 Credit Needed

Noise Aversion and Nutraceuticals and Behavioral Medicine

  • Diagnosing noise aversion
  • Providing treatment
  • Benefits of nutraceuticals in behavioral therapy
Complimentary Course

Fear Free Companion Animal Euthanasia Course

  • Create a meaningful, low-stress experience
  • Uses of pre-euthanasia sedation & anesthesia
  • Preventing & alleviating compassion fatigue
Complimentary Course

Fear Free Dentistry and In-Clinic Sedation

  • Importance of dental care
  • Physiological & medical impacts of stress
  • Benefits of implementing sedation
Complimentary Course

Feline Destructive Scratching Solutions

  • Natural functions scratching serves for cats
  • Common owner responses & the problems with them
  • Safe, effective alternatives to declawing
Complimentary Course

The Vital Role of Client Services Representatives

  • Communicating with clients
  • Creating a welcoming experience
  • Advising clients on transporting pets
Complimentary Course

Behavior is Medicine; Fear Free is Better Medicine

  • Science behind fear, anxiety & stress
  • How Fear Free is better medicine
  • Sedation protocols
Complimentary Course

Fear Free Doesn’t Cost – It Pay$

  • Taking client loyalty to the next level
  • Evaluating your financial investment
  • How Fear Free positively affect your bottom line
Complimentary Course

Developing the Fear Free Plan of Action for Patient Care

  • Body language knowledge
  • Touch Gradient, Considerate Approach & Gentle Control
  • Fear Free procedures
Complimentary Course

Fear Free Scheduling | Marketing Your Certification Online

  • Importance of scheduling in creating a Fear Free visit
  • What successful scheduling looks like
  • How to market your certification
Complimentary Course

The Role of Technicians, Treats and More in Fear Free

  • How technicians play a role in the Fear Free process
  • The right use of treats
  • The treat ladder’s role in creating a Fear Free visit
Complimentary Course

Success! Proven Fear Free Strategies

  • Making clients & patients happier & healthier
  • Case studies
  • Best practices
Complimentary Course

Implementing Fear Free Into Your Practice

  • Engaging your team
  • Process for small & large practices
  • Tactics & techniques that you can start using right away
Complimentary Course

Pre-Anesthesia Feeding, ER, Critical Care & Internal Medicine

  • New research on pre-anesthesia practices & procedures
  • Issues in the day-to-day practices of emergency, critical care & internal medicine
  • How Fear Free can address these issues
Complimentary Course

Podcast CE: Case Studies in Feline and Canine Fear Free Visits

  • What Fear Free means from a client’s perspective
  • Dakota the Dog’s experience
  • Pooka the Cat’s experience
Complimentary Course

Welcome to the Module 8: An Implementation Guide for Leaders

  • Leadership, strategic planning & metrics
  • Human resources & operations
  • Marketing your Fear Free certification
Complimentary Course

Upcoming Courses

Quantifying Pain: Pain Scales and Scoring Systems

Inadequate pain control can damage the human-animal bond, and impede an animal’s ability to maintain normal function and to recover from injury or illness. This module will focus on the fundamentals in measurement or the scaling and scoring of pain, so that we can more effectively treat patients’ pain and suffering.
Launching Spring 2019

The Impact of Pain

Untreated or undertreated pain is a welfare issue. It contributes to more pain, delays healing, often causes behavior problems, and increases stress. Internally, it triggers a systemic maladaptive neuro-endocrine response, increasing morbidity and mortality. This module explores all these impacts of pain and more.
Launching Early Summer 2019

Emergency/CC

There are lots of ways to make visits Fear Free when there is time for you and the client to discuss the animal’s FAS, add pre-visit pharmaceuticals, take your time, and even postpone non-essential procedures. But, what about in an emergency or critical care situation? Even though the procedures are not elective, there are still things you can do to help ease patients’ FAS.
Launching Summer 2019

Fear Free Nail Trims

This very common routine-care procedure is also one of the most FAS-inducing, if not done carefully. Nail trims alone can sometimes poison a pet’s view of the veterinary clinic in just one visit. This module will gives you tips, tricks and training procedures to help ensure the nail trims you perform are as free from FAS as possible.
Launching Fall 2019