Everyone here at Paoli Vetcare is so happy and proud to announce that our own Dr. Dawn is Fear Free Certified!

What is Fear Free?

Founded in 2016, Fear Free is a service that provides both in-person and online education opportunities to veterinary and pet professionals, pet owners and animal welfare communities. Their courses are written and developed by a long list of the most respected pet and veterinary experts across the globe, including veterinary behaviorists, anesthesiologists, pain experts, internists, and technicians, as well as experts in animal training, grooming, boarding, shelter and more. Fear Free is one of the most life-changing initiatives in the history of animal companion practice, with a focus on emotional well-being, enrichment and the reduction of fear, anxiety and stress in your pets.

Why is this important?

At Paoli Vetcare, we want to make sure that the life and care of your pet is holistic and intensive. Every aspect of your pet’s well-being and health is important to us, and with Dr. Dawn’s certification, the experience your pet will have during their regular check-ups and vaccinations will be even more enriched and stress-free.

Fear Free wants the best for your pets, and so do we! We know your pets are your family, and they deserve that same love and treatment from their friendly neighborhood vet.

Fear Free is better for everyone

The stress and anxiety associated with bringing your pet to the veterinarian can oftentimes be a deterrent, not just for your animal but for you as well. Fear creates trauma in both patient and pet owner, which leads people to visit their veterinarian less or not at all. Fear Free aims to restore that lost trust with a reliance on true health experts that reduce the feeling of stress for everyone involved. Dr. Dawn is proud to be a part of the program, and is excited to take great care of your pets!

Erin Downes

Dr. Erin Downes graduated valedictorian from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She and her husband, Dr. Jay Rowan are the owners of Paoli Vetcare | Main Line Vet & Animal Hospital.