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Animal Hospital of Waynesville

Fear Free

Fear Free 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 a unique program 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.

With over 52,000 veterinary and pet professionals committed to becoming Fear Free Certified, Fear Free is one of the largest initiatives to this day. 

Fear Free’s mission states, “Our mission is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.”


  • 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 certified 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.

Learn More:

To learn more about what you can do at home to reduce your pets fear, anxiety, and stress, please visit Fear Free’s website: