Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare

We shared with you last month our excitement about the launch of the Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare. We unveiled the initiative at our annual convention in St. Louis, and our efforts to ensure that pets receive the preventive healthcare they deserve through regular visits to the veterinarian are really picking up steam. 

This powerful and unique coalition of 16 organizations will promote guidelines produced by a joint AVMA-American Animal Hospital Association Task Force that will provide the foundation for the veterinary practice team to promote and better practice preventive veterinary medicine. The guidelines will be published in the Sept. 1, 2011, issues of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association

The ultimate goal of the partnership is to provide you with a complete tool chest of information that helps you better practice preventive pet healthcare, with resources available on everything from vaccinations to dental care and parasite control. 

If you want updates on what you can do to promote preventive veterinary pet healthcare with your clients, be sure to visit the Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare website. Once you’re there, register with us so that you’ll be the first to know when new guidelines and other practice tools are posted online. Registering is as easy as providing us with your email address.

4 thoughts on “Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare

  1. Wow, Dr. McLaughlin, would you be willing to pay your physician to give you an “annual” tetanus booster if it would help his/her practice be more profitable? How do you justify giving pets a vccine that is not needed and possibly even harmful to their health?

  2. We need a cheaper mathod for providing preventative care to the patients owned by cliets out of work, on fixed income or on minimum wage and part-time work.

  3. 1) Acknowledge loudly and frequently that the changes to the vaccination protocols were a horrible error that damaged both veterinary medical practice and decreased the overall health of our patients.
    2) Return the vaccination protocol recommendations and guidelines to annual boosters.
    3) Stop listening to ill-informed huggy-feely vets who suggest such stupid changes in the future.
    Have you ever heard the expression “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”?
    It wasn’t broke to begin with and now we’re ALL up the creek.

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