Fear Free Resources

Fear Free's mission is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.

We believe strongly in this mission and are dedicated to providing the best experience for your pet. While we love seeing you and your pet in the office we know the feeling isn't always mutual. With your pet's best interest at heart we can work as a team to make our time together calm, stress free, and even FUN!

Below you will find several resources that discuss our Fear Free approach and the importance of these low-stress techniques for your pet's emotional and physical well-being.

What is Fear Free?

Fear Free Happy Homes Website- Fear Free resources for pet owners

Fear Free Commitment

Fear Free - A Better Way

Before your visit...

Fear Free Pre-Visit Questionnaire

As Fear Free Certified Professionals, we want to make your pet’s veterinary experience as enjoyable and as stress-free as possible. As such, it’s important for us to understand what your pet might find upsetting. The information will help us to adjust our care to better serve and comfort your pet. Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability so we can take into consideration both your and your pet’s preferences.

Pre-Visit Questionnaire

What to Expect at a Fear Fear Certified Practice

How to Prepare Your Pet for a Veterinary Visit

How to Make the Trip to the Veterinary Hospital Fear Free

Fear, Anxiety, and Stress (FAS)

We measure a pet's fear, anxiety and stress (FAS) using several tools. The included images and descriptions depict and explain the body language we are assessing when determining what we can safely do with your pet and what we may need to use for his or her comfort and to ensure minimal stress and fear. Familiarizing yourself with this information can help you learn to read the subtle cues your pets offer when they are in a state of heightened anxiety.

FAS Scale     Canine FAS Ladder   Canine Body Language FAS     Feline FAS Ladder   Feline Body Language FAS