Veterinary Vlog: Episode 12 - Dr Belinda is now a Fear Free Certified Practitioner
What may you ask is a Fear Free Certified Practitioner?
We are veterinary professionals who consider both your pets physical and emotional wellbeing during their veterinary visit. We have completed 8 hours of continuing education and testing, taking a pledge to hold each pet's emotion as well as physical wellbeing in mind at all times as I provide care for them, realising it's not possible to treat one without the other.
Why do I think being a Fear Free Certified Practitioner is important?
Being the mum to two anxious dogs I am more acutely aware of just how stressful it can be bringing an anxious pet to the veterinarian. Fear Free vets are constantly assessing your pet's fear, anxiety and stress levels and using a considerate approach and gentle control to help provide your pet with fear free veterinary care.
Watch my vlog below to find out more about my boys and more details about fear, anxiety and stress in your pets.
For more information about Fear Free Certified Veterinary Practitioners or to find a Fear Free vet near you visit www.fearfreepets.com
For great resources on the signs that your dog might be affected by fear, stress or anxiety visit www.vetbehaviourteam.com/client-handouts/