Dr. Marty Becker (’80 DVM) has dedicated his life to advancing the health of pets and the human-animal bond. Known as “America’s Veterinarian,” Becker founded Fear Free, an organization that works to prevent and alleviate anxiety and stress in pets by inspiring and educating those who care for them. He also established FearFreeHappyHomes and FearFreeShelters which provide knowledge and tools for veterinary professionals, the pet rescue community, and pet parents to care for their animals’ physical and emotional wellbeing. Becker is an adjunct professor at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He also teaches at Colorado State University and the University of Missouri’s Colleges of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Becker has written 23 books that have sold more than 8 million copies – and include three New York Times bestsellers. He also has a nationally syndicated pet/vet column through Universal Press. He supports several animal shelters across Idaho and serves as an advisory board member for World Vets, an international veterinary aid and disaster response program.