The mission of Fear Free is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.
As positive reinforcement trainers, we love the Fear Free movement especially when it comes to veterinary care. By taking the time to create a positive and comfortable experience for your pet using the Fear Free standards, the focus of each visit can remain on the health and well-being of your pup, making it a better experience for everyone.
What is Fear Free?
"Founded in 2016, Fear Free provides online education to veterinary professionals, pet professionals, animal welfare communities, and pet owners. Our courses are developed and written by the most respected veterinary and pet experts in the world, including boarded veterinary behaviorists, boarded veterinary anesthesiologists, pain experts, boarded veterinary internists, veterinary technicians (behavior), experts in shelter medicine, animal training, grooming, boarding, and more.
With all the false (and harmful!) pet information on the internet, Fear Free aims to keep veterinary healthcare teams and pet professionals at the forefront as the true pet health experts. By closely listening to the needs of the profession and those of the new generation of pet owners, Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice, providing unparalleled education on emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets and improving the experience of every human and pet involved."
Fullwood is a Fear Free certified practice. This means they have taken their Fear Free Certification to a higher level with more rigorous guidelines and a practice visit. Fullwood also donates a portion of each new patient exam to a different non-profit each month.
Address: 4101 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Matthews, NC 28105, USA
Phone: (704) 545-2235
Passionate Paws Animal Hospital is Fear Free Certified as a practice meaning they have achieved a higher level of certification adhering to more rigorous guidelines and a practice visit.
Location: 1526 Providence Rd S #110, Waxhaw, NC 28173
Phone: (704) 256-7576
Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill is Fear Free Certified as a practice meaning they have achieved a higher level of certification adhering to more rigorous guidelines and a practice visit. They also have a great puppy package that includes a free spay/neuter!
Location: 2615 Highway 160 W. Fort Mill, SC 29708
We are in no way affiliated with the veterinary practices listed above or the Fear Free organization. Please do your own research to find the best provider for your puppy's veterinary needs. If students are in need of vaccines or other medical attention while in our care, we do our best to book with Fear Free vets whenever possible so ensure we are doing everything we can to build a positive association with veterinary visits.