Events

At the Fear Free Symposia, you and your team will not only learn invaluable skills to take back to your practice, but also get to see and hear firsthand why Fear Free is such an important initiative and the difference it will make in your practice.

October 2018

NMRVTA Annual CE Conference & Business Meeting: Albuquerque, NM

October 20
The New Mexico RVTA will be holding an annual educational conference in Albuquerque, NM. There will 8 hours of CE available including courses on Fear Free PVPs and Sedation. Find more information here.

Southern California Veterinary Medical Association: Long Beach, CA

October 21
Steve Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM and Cardiology) will do three lectures at the Cardiology and Endocrinology CE event in Long Beach, CA. More information here.

Fear Free in Practice: Chicago, IL

October 28
Dr. Becker will be hosting a content-packed Fear Free symposium with NAVTA. 7 hours of RACE approved CE delivered by Fear Free experts Debbie Martin, LVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior), Dr. Kathryn Primm, DVM, Kenneth Martin, DVM, DACVB, and Joanne Graham, CVPM, SHRM-CP, CCFP. More information here.

November 2018

CVMA-SBCV Chapter Fall Conference and Trade Show: Vancouver, BC

November 2-4
Dr. Becker will be giving the keynote speech on how to get started with Fear Free veterinary visits. Click here for more information.

Sunset Ridge Country Club: Northfield, IL

November 3
Special guest speaker Steve Dale will speak at the Heartland Animal Shelter Golden Paw Gala about why Fear Free is great for us and even better for our “fur babies.” Steve will speak a bit about himself, pets that have changed his life, and about Fear Free. Click here for more information.

65th Annual Hawaii VMA Meeting: Hawaii

November 8-11
Dr. Becker and Dr. Gary Landsberg will be presenting CE on Fear Free for veterinarians and veterinary technicians at the 65th Annual Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association Meeting. For more information click here.

New York Vet Conference

November 8-9
Fear Free will be at the New York Vet Conference with Virox in booth 300. Find more information here.

Fear Free in Practice: Portland, OR

November 11
Dr. Becker will be hosting a content-packed Fear Free symposium with NAVTA. 7 hours of RACE approved CE delivered by Fear Free experts Monique Feyrecilde, LVT, VTS (Behavior), Dr. Jonathan Bloom, DVM, Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (anesthesia & analgesia) and Joanne Graham, CVPM, SHRM-CP, CCFP. More information here.

December 2018

Working towards Fear Free Practice – Cardiff Canine Citizens: Cardiff, UK

December 1
Linda Ryan VTS (Onc), ADipABM, DipAVN (Med), KPA-CTP, RVN will be presenting an all-day lecture at Cardiff Canine Citizens. She will cover the concepts and practicalities of Fear Free as well as how you can prepare your practice. Click here for more information.

Fear Free in Practice: Denver, CO

December 2
Dr. Becker will be hosting a content-packed Fear Free symposium with NAVTA. 7 hours of RACE approved CE delivered by Fear Free experts Monique Feyrecilde, LVT, VTS (Behavior), Dr. Jonathan Bloom, DVM, Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (anesthesia & analgesia) and Joanne Graham, CVPM, SHRM-CP, CCFP. More information here.

Fetch Veterinary Conference: San Diego, CA

December 13-16
Dr. Becker and other Fear Free speakers will be speaking at the Fetch Veterinary Conference. Click here for more information.

Vet+Pet West Conference: San Diego, CA

December 15-16
Dr. Becker will be speaking at the Pet+Vet West conference. Click here for more information.

January 2019

VMX Conference 2019: Orlando, FL

January 19-23
Fear Free will have two tracks at the VMX 2019 conference. Dr. Marty Becker will be speaking, along with Fear Free Executive Council member Louise Dunn, Andy Roarke DVM MS, Heather Pendergast RVT, CVPM, SPHR, Debra Horwitz, DVM, DACVB, John Angus, DVM, DACVD, and Robin Downing, DVM, MSBioethics, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP, CVA,CVC.

  • Sunday 01/20:
    “Practice Fearlessly by Implementing Proven Fear Free Protocols Into Practice.  Do Well, by Doing Good!” – Marty Becker
  • Monday 01/21:
    “Fear Free is all about the HAB (Human Animal Bond)” – Marty Becker
  • Monday 01/21:
    Fear Free: Operational
    Marty Becker, Louise Dunn, Andrew Roark, Heather Prendergast
  • Tuesday 01/22:
    Fear Free: Science
    Debra Horwitz, John Angus, Robin Downing

More information about the VMX conference here.

February 2019

Woof Conference 2019: Nottingham, UK

February 9-12
Dr. Becker will be delivering lectures at this event. Find more information here.

Western Veterinary Conference: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

Feb. 17-20
Dr. Marty Becker and Monique Feyrecilde, LVT, VTS (Behavior) will be speaking at the Western Veterinary Conference.

  • Sunday 02/17:
    “Do Well, by Doing Good! Practice Fearlessly by Implementing Proven Fear Free Protocols Into Practice” – Marty Becker
  • Wednesday 02/20:
    “Make Fear Free a Win-Win: Happy Visits and Victory Visits” – Monique Feyrecilde
  • Wednesday 02/20:
    “Perioperative Surgical Patient Care: Honoring the Bond” – Heidi Reuss-Lamky
  • Wednesday 02/20:
    “What’s All the FAS About? Fear Free” – Monique Feyrecilde

More information about the Western Vet Conference here.

March 2019

Global Pet Expo 2019: Orlando, FL

March 20-22
Fear Free will be sponsoring tracks at this event. Find more information here.

April 2019

VetTechLife CE on the Sea Caribbean cruise

April 14-21
Dr. Tony Buffington will be presenting on the following topics: Stress and Pet Health and Wellbeing, Nutrition and Disease Prevention , Pet foods – What’s up with all the different diets?, Getting older – caring for senior pets. Monique Feyrecilde, BA, LVT, VTS (Behavior) will also be presenting at the event. Find out more information here.

May 2019

Cat Writers’ Association: Drury Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, MO

May 16–18
Fear Free will have speakers at the Cat Writers’ Association 25th Anniversary conference. Find more information here.

August 2019

AVMA 2019: Washington, DC

August 2-6
Fear Free will be sponsoring tracks at this event. Find more information here.

January 2020

VMX Conference 2020: Orlando, FL

January 18-22
Fear Free will be sponsoring tracks at this event. Find more information here.

February 2020

Western Veterinary Conference 2020: Las Vegas, NV

February 16-19
Fear Free will be sponsoring tracks at this event. Find more information here.

Global Pet Expo 2020: Orlando, FL

February 26-28
Fear Free will be sponsoring tracks at this event. Find more information here.

August 2020

AVMA 2020: San Diego, CA

July 31 – August 4
Fear Free will be sponsoring tracks at this event. Find more information here.

January 2021

VMX Conference 2021: Orlando, FL

January 16-20

Fear Free will be sponsoring tracks at this event. Find more information here.

March 2021

Western Veterinary Conference 2021: Las Vegas, NV

March 7-10
Fear Free will be sponsoring tracks at this event. Find more information here.

Global Pet Expo 2021: Orlando, FL

Date TBA
Fear Free will be sponsoring tracks at this event. Find more information here.

July 2021

AVMA 2021: Minneapolis, MN

July 30 – August 3
Fear Free will be sponsoring tracks at this event. Find more information here.