Marty Becker

Marty Becker

Founder and Chief Relationships Officer
Fear Free, LLC

Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,” has spent his life working toward better health for pets and the people who love them. He is the founder of Fear Free, which works to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them. This includes veterinary and other pet professionals as well as pet parents through and animal shelter and rescue group staff and volunteers through

Dr. Becker was the resident veterinary contributor on ABC TV’s “Good Morning America” for 17 years and has quarter century of major media exposure. His special fondness for older pets has led him to a spot on the Advisory Board of The Grey Muzzle Organization, which is dedicated to helping homeless senior dogs. He also proudly serves as the first Ambassador for Sava’s Safe Haven in Galati, Romania, which is one of the primary organizations rescuing and treating pets from Ukraine.

He has written 23 books that have sold almost 8 million copies, including three New York Times best-sellers. He also writes the weekly nationally syndicated newspaper feature Pet Connection with his writing partner, Kim Campbell Thornton.

Dr. Becker is an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and also at the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine at both Colorado State University and the University of Missouri. Additionally, he has lectured at every veterinary school in the United States, and is on the advisory board of World Vets, an international veterinary and disaster relief programs to help animals.

A passionate advocate for the human-animal bond, Dr. Becker serves as an adjunct professor at the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He serves on the board of World Vets, is an honorary board member of Pet Partners and serves on the board of several shelters in Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.

Dr. Becker practices Fear Free at VCA North Idaho Animal Hospital because he loves veterinary medicine, pets, and the people who care for them.