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Access to Veterinary Care: A National Family Crisis - Thursday, February 21 at 9PM Eastern

  • 1.  Access to Veterinary Care: A National Family Crisis - Thursday, February 21 at 9PM Eastern

    Maddie's Fund Staff
    Posted 02-15-2019 12:12 PM

    Did you know that millions of pets do not receive adequate veterinary care because the costs are simply beyond a family's ability to pay for it? The lack of access to care is the most significant animal welfare crisis affecting owned pets in the United States. Learn more about this important issue in our upcoming webcast, Access to Veterinary Care: A National Family Crisis, on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 9PM Eastern.

    Register for the webcast here: 
    https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1909734/C78022C66A89D3E404DA441AAF1879DD

    Learn about:

    • The scope of barriers to veterinary care faced by pet owners
    • The recommendations to address barriers as presented in the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition's seminal report
    • AlignCare, a research and development project of One Health veterinary care and funded by Maddie's Fund®, as a viable way to improve access to veterinary care

    This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1 hour of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

    This program has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.

    The director of Program for Pet Health Equity, Dr. Michael Blackwell and the assistant director, Dr. Susan Krebsbach join us as presenters for an informative webcast about the complex nature of access to veterinary care.


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  • 2.  RE: Access to Veterinary Care: A National Family Crisis - Thursday, February 21 at 9PM Eastern

    Posted 02-18-2019 08:06 AM

    I believe you are right. There is another financial issue to consider. We do not have any veterinarians in our county. That means that residents need to travel a distance. The distance may require that they take off work because more travel means more time required. Loss of work could mean less pay so that is an added cost to taking them to be seen by a vet.