What does being Fear-Free Certified mean for you and your pet?
Founded in 2016, Fear Free provides online and in-person education to veterinary professionals, the pet professional community, and pet owners. Our courses are developed and written by the most respected veterinary and pet experts in the world, including boarded veterinary behaviorists, boarded veterinary anesthesiologists, pain experts, boarded veterinary internists, veterinary technicians (behavior), experts in shelter medicine, animal training, grooming, boarding, and more.
By closely listening to the needs of the profession and those of pet owners, Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice, providing unparalleled education on emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets.
At Milford Veterinary Hospital, we may use any of the following techniques to keep your pet calm throughout their time at our facility:
- Specific handling techniques and tools
- “High value” treats
- Little to no restraint
- Lots of love and affection!
Learn More About Fear Free Techniques Here & At Home
The Fear Free organization provides online and in-person education to veterinary professionals and the pet professional community. Fear Free Happy Homes provides courses to pet owners interested in reducing fear, anxiety and stress in their pets, as well as providing enrichment and strengthening the human-animal bond.
Learn more about what Fear Free looks like at Milford Veterinary Hospital, and what to expect.