Registration is now open!

You are invited to the virtual Fear Free Pet Behavior Symposium Hosted by the San Francisco SPCA.

Over two days, the best minds in veterinary medicine will present to three focused audiences: Shelter Personnel, Pet Guardians, and Veterinary Professionals. 

Featuring renowned Fear Free founder Dr. Marty Becker, SF SPCA leading Board-Certified Veterinary Behaviorists Dr. Jeannine Berger and Dr. Wailani Sung, and a variety of Fear Free experts from the veterinary and shelter world, this virtual symposium will focus on the practical and environmental concepts of Fear Free as well as the latest strategies and processes demonstrated in veterinary clinics and shelters today; RACE CE credit will be available for both the shelter and veterinary sessions. Pet Guardian audiences will be treated to insights on how Fear Free practices can elevate animal interactions at home and in pet care environments.

Join us to learn about the most relevant veterinary, shelter, and pet care practices and innovations happening today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tracks are purchased separately for this symposium. When you register for a specific track, you will have access to all of the sessions within that track during the event and for 90 days after. If you’d like to have access to every session in each track in the symposium, you need to register for all three tracks.

Registration is available on mobile devices, but this is not recommended. Registration is optimal on desktop computers.

The Veterinary and Shelter track sessions will be RACE-approved. RACE-approval is currently pending as sessions are submitted for approval.

Veterinary Professionals Track – 16 RACE-approved CE hours

Shelter Personnel Track – 8 RACE-approved CE hours

Veterinary Track – 16 RACE-approved CE hours

Shelter Track – 8 RACE-approved CE hours

Pet Guardian – Not RACE-approved

You will receive a RACE-approved certificate of completion for each session you complete in full.  RACE certificates will be sent out within 2 weeks of the live event and then on a monthly basis until the 90 days of on-demand are up.

The Veterinary Professionals track includes two simultaneously streamed sub-tracks: Veterinary 101 and Veterinary Advanced. Those registering for the Veterinary Professionals track will get to choose which sessions to attend live and which to watch after the event. You will be able to access all of the sessions on-demand for 90 days after the symposium.

All sessions will be streamed in Pacific Standard Time.

Full refunds are available up to 7 days before the live event. 50% refunds will be available within the 7 days prior to the event. No refunds will be available starting February 20th, 2021. Exchanges will be made up to February 19th, 2021. For any purchasing questions/issues please contact

There are no separate login instructions needed to attend the symposium. Once you are registered, come back to the site on the event date, and login with your password.

There are no minimum requirements to stream the sessions. We recommend using Chrome as a browser. If multiple people in your household are using the internet at once, it might affect internet connectivity and download speeds.

All of your registered track sessions will remain available to you on-demand through the main event registration site for 90 days following the live event.

Please contact for general event questions.

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