Veterinary Transformation: Fear Free℠ Initiative
The Fear Free veterinary initiative is spreading in the veterinary community. Within the first year of launching, more than 10,000 individuals had enrolled. The Fear Free mission is to alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets and to educate and inspire the people who care for pets. Fear Free is transforming how veterinary professionals practice medicine; the program teaches the veterinary team how to attend to not only the physical well-being of pets, but also the emotional well-being. Debbie Martin represents veterinary nurses and animal trainers on the Fear Free Executive Council. She has been involved with the development of the Fear Free courses and many of their projects. She will share with you some of the key concepts of Fear Free, such as considerate approach, gentle control, and touch gradient—and how modern animal trainers can become involved.