Fear Free Certification – Free to be at ease

AREC Vet Fear Free Certified - A Golden Retriever puppy is being cuddled by a Vet Nurse in a Vet hospital.

Did you know that over 90% of our permanent team members at AREC are now accredited with their Fear Free Certification?

From our vets to our nurses, and even our customer service staff. 

At AREC, we know animals are at their best when they feel at ease. Fear Free strategies ensure calmer, more accepting patients and better veterinary care. 

What is Fear Free®? 

Founded by “America’s Veterinarian,” Dr. Marty Becker, and developed by hundreds of experts in behavior, medicine, and handling, Fear Free has become one of the most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice. The programs and courses provide veterinary professionals with the knowledge and tools to look after both a pet’s physical and emotional wellbeing. 

What does this mean when I visit AREC? 

This ensures that before you even walk in the door at AREC, you are dealing with trained professionals, full of compassion and care for your pet. 

Why Fear Free? 

Fear Free helps professionals deliver better care to their patients by looking after their physical and emotional wellbeing. 

Does this help AREC staff? 

Our team at AREC reported improved job satisfaction, safer work environments, and better team communication. Vital sign readings are more accurate, enabling veterinarians to provide better diagnoses and treatment options. Most importantly, Fear Free has enhanced relationships with our patients and their owners. 


AREC Vet Fear Free Certified - A dog is being examined by a Vet Nurse at AREC Emergency Vet hospital.


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