Fear Free Certification Program

Welcome to the Fear Free Certification Program! 


As veterinary professionals, we know that visits to our hospitals are declining. Our goal: Turn this trend around by addressing the primary reason behind it—fear and anxiety created by the veterinary visit. Veterinarians, technicians, and other veterinary professionals are the true pet health experts—and we’d like to keep it that way. Fear Free visits mean veterinary teams see their patients more often, and pet owners seek advice from a trusted source. Fear Free veterinary visits eliminate fear, anxiety, and stress, and create an experience that is better and safer for all involved, including pets, owners, and veterinary health care teams.


This program consists of eight modules, which will need to be taken in consecutive order.


Each module will end with an exam which needs to be successfully completed prior to moving on to the next module. Progress on work can be saved at any time, giving participants the flexibility to self-pace throughout the program. When all eight modules have been completed, the participant will be awarded with a Fear Free Certificate.


As a certified Fear Free  practitioner, you will:


  • Reduce or remove anxiety triggers that can cause pets to become fearful at home, in transport, and at the veterinary hospital
  • Help owners deliver calm pets to your hospital
  • Enhance the quality of medicine in your practice
  • Increase compliance
  • Improve safety for the veterinary team


Currently, Certification is only open to individuals. Learn more about Practice Certification launching in 2018.



Additional Benefits

  • Fear Free Educational Library
  • Fear Free Toolbox: Downloadable marketing tools, drug charts and more
  • Private Facebook group
  • Fear Free Podcast Series
  • Additional RACE approved CE courses offered complimentary or at discounted rates

Continuing Education

  • Upon completion of the modules, you will receive a total of nine RACE approved CE hours
  • The program is also eligible for seven CVPM-qualified CE hours through the VHMA

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  • Best for 1-4 practice member teams
  • Access to Educational Library and Toolbox
  • Complimentary & special pricing on additional courses


$13950% off!
  • Requires .edu email
  • Access to Educational Library and Toolbox
  • Complimentary & special pricing on additional courses

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