Integrate preventive care into your practice: Partners for Healthy Pets can help

Published on June 01, 2016
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Partners for Healthy PetsPreventive care is a cornerstone of your patients’ health, and can save your clients a lot of money in the long run. How can you focus your efforts to deliver the best preventive care possible and really educate clients about the value of wellness care?

The AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) collaborated to develop the AAHA-AVMA Canine and Feline Preventive Care Guidelines to provide a foundation for your practice’s wellness and preventive care focus. Partners for Healthy Pets builds on that work by offering veterinary clinics a toolkit to help implement the guidelines.

Implementing the guidelines is actually quite simple, using the free resources provided by Partners for Healthy Pets. These include a “10 steps to success” document that serves as a foundation; a team meeting guide to focus your practice team; and a workbook to help you develop a practice action plan to implement the guidelines and “level up” your preventive care. These tools – plus other materials – can be found on the Partners’ guidelines implementation page.

If you’re participating in the PHP's free preventive healthcare certificate program, these materials make up one section of the program, and completing this step keeps you on track to earn your certificate. Partners for Healthy Pets also has additional resources to help your practice, such as the forward-booking tool and the Opportunity Survey.

Partners for Healthy Pets was created to ensure pets receive the preventive healthcare they deserve through regular veterinary visits. Led by the AVMA and AAHA, it is a collaborative alliance of more than 100 veterinary associations, colleges of veterinary medicine and animal health companies all committed to a vision of improved overall health for pets.


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