Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park Earns Coveted Fear Free® Practice Certification

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Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifrton Park, an AAHA-accredited small animal and exotic animal hospital in Clifton Park, NY, becomes a Fear Free® Certified Practice, offering less-stress care for pets.

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Imagine if you and your pet looked forward to visiting your vet, instead of dreading it. At Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park, imagining won’t be necessary since the practice recently earned Fear Free Practice Certification. Fear Free® is an impactful initiative designed to ease the fear, anxiety, and stress many pets experience when they visit their veterinarian.

Fear Free Practice Certification takes Fear Free implementation from an individual effort to a joint effort, with all team members of a practice working together to improve and preserve the emotional well-being of their patients, clients, and each other.

“I am so proud of our team for their dedication to providing a Fear Free experience to our clients and patients,” said Dr. Lisa Knott, co-owner of Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park. “Fear Free has allowed us to continue to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to our patients in a way that will also alleviate their fear, anxiety, and stress. This program has truly been life-changing for our clients, patients, and team members.”

Fear Free® was founded in 2016 by Dr. Marty Becker. Since then, hundreds of veterinary experts in medicine, behavior, and handling have developed the program into the tremendous success it is today. Fear Free® provides online and in-person education for veterinary professionals, pet owners, pet professionals, and animal shelter staff and volunteers, giving them the knowledge and tools needed to properly care for a pet’s physical and emotional well-being.

“Providing veterinarians with the tools they need to ease this burden of fear and anxiety for our patients is the pinnacle of my decades-long veterinary career,” said Dr. Becker, who was dubbed “America’s Veterinarian” by Dr. Oz and appeared on Good Morning America for 17 years. “Veterinary professionals are hungry for this information. Animals and their humans need and deserve it.”

Pet owners who are eager to experience the Fear Free difference are encouraged to call (518) 383-6254 to make an appointment or visit

About Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park

Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital began serving Clifton Park pet owners in 1989, under the name Animal Care Hospital of Clifton Park. 30 years later, the AAHA-accredited practice was renamed by its co-owners, Drs. Alan and Lisa Knott. Together with their associate veterinarians and support staff, the Drs. Knott are committed to nurturing the human-animal bond and providing the highest standard of veterinary care possible.

Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park offers a full line of services to maximize a pet’s health and well-being, and potentially lengthen their lifespan. These services include wellness exams and vaccinations, dental care, surgery, acupuncture, and laser therapy. Dogs, cats, and a wide range of exotic pets are all welcome as patients at Cornerstone. For more information about Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park, visit

About Fear Free®

The mission of Fear Free is to “prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.” This includes veterinarians, technicians, pet professionals, animal welfare groups, and of course, pet owners. Fear Free® teaches low-stress care techniques to empower individuals and organizations, combat misinformation about pet care, and reestablish vet teams and professionals as the true experts in veterinary medicine.

To learn more about the Fear Free initiative, visit Pet owners can go to to make their pets’ at-home environment a more calming space. Animal welfare teams should visit and enroll in the complimentary program to make Fear Free® an integral part of their organization.

Media Contact

Mike Georgeff, InTouch Practice Communications, 1 219-515-0211, [email protected]


SOURCE Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park

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