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Appalachian New River Veterinary Associates

Fear Free Technique

Fear Free Technique strives to “take the pet out of petrified” and “put the treat into treatment!” and assist pet owners in helping their pets live happy, healthy, full lives.


Fear Free is our technique that has a proven record of success in reducing pet fear, anxiety and stress by understanding when pets are communicating these behaviors. We partner with you to manage and change the behavior of your pet to provide a Fear Free experience for all.


  • Reduce your pets fear, anxiety, and stress

  • Minimize physical restraint

  • Hospital/Pet Parent Partnership

  • Online Resources

Why Choose Fear Free:

Your pet’s enrichment and emotional well-being are Fear Free’s top priority. Our Fear Free team will partner with you to tailor a plan that improves you and your pets experience at our hospital. We will partner with you to prepare for a hospital visit before, during, and after your pet becomes conditioned to enjoying a weekend with us. We do everything we can to make sure that your program is specific and works for you. This ensures that each person and pet are getting exactly what they need!