Yep! My regular vet clinic got all the vets, the techs, and much of the kennel staff certified Fear Free, and though I always liked them before, I liked them even more now. They implement lots of distraction, de-escalation, and calming techniques so that things don't have to end up like they did for your dog -- the whole vibe in the exam room is different than in other clinics. In some ways, I think the vets most likely to want to get certified are the ones who philosophically are advocating for their patients in the first place--it costs a little money to get certified, takes longer during exams (fewer patients per day can be seen), requires buying stuff like washable soft surface pads to cover cold metal for pets sensitive to that, lots of "good stuff" in each exam room, etc. Clinics willing to make that investment of time and money are keepers!
This video may help introduce the movement:
I also strongly recommend becoming familiar with the owner part of the Fear Free organization -- they have lots of instructional videos on what YOU can do to get your pet ready for vet visits, get it used to handling, etc.:
If you click on "courses," the instructional videos on how to prepare your pet for vet visits are all FREE. They also have free instruction-sheet downloads on preparing for your vet visit in the "For My Vet Visit" tab.
When you start over with a new vet, a few weeks before your appointment, be sure to go there with your dog a few times just to have the reception staff give lots of great treats (bring high value, favorite treats for them to give) -- go often enough that it's the place your dog associates with a jackpot of treats given by nice people. That's as important for you as for your dog, so that you're both walking in feeling good before the next visit!