Veterinary visits are a crucial part of Fear Free Happy Homes. In order to provide our pets with long, happy, healthy lives, regular visits to your veterinarian for both preventive and acute care are needed. Why is it that so many pets, and owners, dread visiting the veterinarian? Often, it is due to the fear, anxiety, and stress pets (and owners) experience. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Fear Free certified veterinary team members are equipped with the knowledge, tools, and resources to make the veterinary visit enjoyable for everyone involved. When you visit one of our Fear Free certified professionals, you can be assured that your pet’s emotional wellbeing will be front and center.

In this section, you will find a variety of resources to help you prepare for a Fear Free veterinary visit, know what to expect, and learn how to set yourself and your pet up for success.

10 Things That Make Fear Free Veterinary Visits Different

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10 Things Your Veterinary Team Should Know About Your Pet

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How to Prepare for a Fear Free Veterinary Visit

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How to Make the Trip to the Veterinary Hospital Fear Free

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How to ‘Pill’ Your Pet With Kindness

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How to Give Medications to Your Pet

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Spectrum of Fear Anxiety and Stress – Dog

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Spectrum of Fear Anxiety and Stress – Cat

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How do you know whether your veterinarian is Fear Free certified?

Look for this certification logo on their website, social media or in the hospital:

Find a Fear Free Certified Professional!

Fear Free Certified Professionals are a cut above the rest when it comes to caring for your best friend. Not only do they look out for your pets’ physical health, but also their emotional well-being. Whether you are looking for a veterinary or pet services professional who knows how to handle a fearful, anxious, or stressed out pet, or you simply want the best care possible for your best friend, a Fear Free Certified Professional is here to help.

Find a Fear Free Vet