With a mission to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them, Fear Free® provides online education for veterinary professionals, pet professionals, animal welfare communities, and pet owners. At IBPSA, our educational committee was proud to review and approve Fear Free’s curriculum for pet boarding and daycare facilities to ensure that it equips facilities with the information they need to maximize the wellbeing of their staff and the pets in their care. Read on to learn more about this exciting initiative.
What is Fear Free?
Given the abundance of false (and harmful!) pet information found on the internet, Fear Free was launched in 2016 by Dr. Marty Becker, affectionately known as “America’s Veterinarian.” With an illustrious career that included 17 years as the resident veterinary contributor on “Good Morning America”—as well as serving as Chief Veterinary Correspondent for American Humane, a founding member of Core Team Oz for “The Dr. Oz Show,” and a member of the Dr. Oz Medical Advisory Panel—Dr. Becker has spent his life working toward better health for pets and the people who love them.
Since its founding, Fear Free has evolved into one of the most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice. The initiative provides expert-driven education on emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets and how to improve the experience of every human and pet involved.
Fear Free education offerings
Offering courses that have been developed and written by highly respected veterinary and pet experts, Fear Free serves the following groups:
To learn more about Fear Free’s mission and course offerings, visit https://fearfreepets.com.