As CEO, Valpy will work alongside Dr. Marty Becker and the Fear Free team to execute a strategic direction aimed at growing the Fear Free movement's influence and making it the standard of care across the veterinary and pet care industries, while providing even more resources for pet owners.
DENVER, June 20, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Fear Free, LLC, a revolutionary animal welfare education company, announced today that Randy Valpy has been named Chief Executive Officer.
Most recently Valpy was Senior Vice President, Growth Partnerships at Trupanion, a leader in pet insurance across the United States, Canada, Europe, Puerto Rico and Australia. Previously Valpy served as President and CEO of LifeLearn, Inc., an innovative provider of communication, education and software services for veterinary clinics and the animal health marketplace in North America. Additionally, Valpy spent four years as Vice President & General Manager, launching Canadian pet health insurer Pets Plus Us, and eleven years as CEO & President of Canada's pioneering pet health insurer, Petsecure. He is a founding member and former president of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association.
"The animal health marketplace is not just about business, it's a community built on partnerships," said Marty Becker, DVM, Fear Free Founder and Chief Professional Relations Officer, "Randy's perspective and diverse skillset in this is rare: he's not only a strong leader, he also knows how to build a brand and a culture; he's a strategic marketer and an entrepreneur. He understands the challenges veterinary, shelter, and pet professionals face, and he cares deeply about the relationship between people and their pets."
As CEO, Valpy will work alongside Dr. Becker and the Fear Free team to execute a strategic direction aimed at growing the Fear Free movement's influence and making it the standard of care across the veterinary and pet care industries, while providing even more resources for pet owners.
Valpy commented "Having seen first-hand the positive impacts of Fear-Free certification on the practice, shelter, people, and their pets, I'm beyond excited to join this passionate team. Together, we'll work to advance the Fear Free movement globally, and contribute to the evolution of the human animal bond."
Since 2016, Fear Free has provided online education to more than 236,000 veterinary professionals, pet professionals, animal welfare employees and volunteers, and pet owners. By closely listening to the needs of the profession and those of the new generation of pet owners, Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of pet care, providing unparalleled education on emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets and improving the experience of every human and pet involved.
ABOUT FEAR FREE
Founded by Dr. Marty Becker and developed by hundreds of experts in behavior, medicine, and handling, Fear Free offers online and in-person education to veterinary professionals, the pet professional community, animal shelter staff and volunteers, and pet owners. Fear Free provides both professionals and pet lovers alike with the knowledge and tools to look after a pet's physical and emotional wellbeing.
Veterinary or pet professionals can learn more about becoming Fear Free Certified by visiting fearfreepets.com. Pet owners can visit fearfreehappyhomes.com to access free videos, articles, and more that will help improve the physical and emotional health of their pets right at home. Shelter, rescue, and animal welfare employees and volunteers can visit fearfreeshelters.com to enroll in the complimentary program.
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