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fear-freeFear Free Veterinary Care Now Available for Boise area Pets


Boise, ID – Can you imagine telling your dog, “Let’s go to the vet!” and seeing her tail wag? How about getting out your cat’s carrier and seeing him come running?


Local pet owners won’t need to imagine it if they visit Dr. Joshua Frost at North Boise Veterinary Clinic. That’s because he part of a new initiative sweeping veterinary medicine designed to ease the stress, fear, and anxiety so many pets experience while at the veterinarian.


Known as Fear FreeSM, the training and certification program helps veterinarians modify their procedures, handling, and facilities to help pets feel safe and comfortable while receiving the medical care they need.


“Fear-Free techniques have allowed better care for my patients as well as improved experiences for my clients.  It is very rewarding to see pets excited and happy to go to the vet.” -Dr. Frost


Founded by veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker, the Fear Free training program was developed by board-certified veterinary behaviorists, veterinary technician behavior specialists, board-certified veterinary anesthetists, well-known veterinary practice management experts, and boarded veterinary practitioners experienced in Fear Free methods.


 “Providing veterinarians with the tools they need to ease this burden of fear and anxiety or our patients is the pinnacle of my 37-year veterinary career,” said Dr. Becker, who was dubbed “America’s Veterinarian” by Dr. Oz and appeared on “Good Morning America” for 17 years. “Veterinary professionals are hungry for this information. Animals and their humans need and deserve it. And now it’s here!”


To become certified, veterinarians and veterinary staff are required to complete a comprehensive, 8-part educational course and exam. They also have to take continuing education to remain certified.


“After completing my Level 2 Fear Free Certification program, I started using these techniques on all of my patients.  Even the design of my new practice revolves around patient comfort and prevention of stress.  From the open floorplan and comfortable atmosphere to the rubber, nonslip floors, the building was designed with patient and client comfort in mind.”  -Dr. Frost


Pet owners who would like their pets to experience the Fear Free difference can schedule an appointment by calling (208) 345-PETS


About Fear Free

  Developed by “America’s Veterinarian,” Dr. Marty Becker, the Fear FreeSM initiative aims to “take the ‘pet’ out of ‘petrified’” and get pets back for veterinary visits by promoting considerate approach and gentle control techniques used in calming environments. Utilization of Fear Free methods and protocols leads to reduction or removal of anxiety triggers, which creates an experience that is rewarding and safer for all involved including pets, their owners, and veterinary health care teams. Learn more at www.fearfreepets.com.

Learn more with online videos and custom handouts

Visit this link for interactive instruction videos and courses on creating a fear free happy home: https://fearfreehappyhomes.com.

Download Fear Free Handout Here:

How To Prepare Your Pet For a Veterinary Visit

10 Things That Make Fear Free Veterinary Visits Different

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