These guidelines ensure that your practice provides the highest quality of care. Free online tools will help you implement them correctly


Developed jointly by AAHA and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), these preventive healthcare guidelines provide information for the practice team on preventive healthcare for feline and canine patients. 

The one-page, double-sided guidelines are easy to download and can be used as a template for creating your practice’s own customized guidelines. Already have guidelines in place? Then use these tools to do a side-by-side comparison and see how your guidelines stack up.

Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), an alliance of more than 100 veterinary associations, veterinary colleges, and animal health companies focused on preventive care, and led by AAHA and the AVMA, is offering these free, downloadable tools to help you motivate and align the entire practice team around implementation of preventive healthcare guidelines.

To start the implementation process, have your staff watch an inspiring, free video by Andy Roark, DVM. A practicing veterinarian, international speaker, and bestselling author, Roark shares a patient experience that changed how he thinks about and approaches pet preventive healthcare. Roark’s story will remind your staff why they do what they do, and of the difference they can make not only in pets’ lives but also in client relationships, when they use the principles of preventive healthcare.

Next, you can lead your staff through a step-by-step implementation process using the following tools:

  • A six-session meeting guide, with agendas for each 45-minute session, that provides talking points and staff activities to be done both during and after sessions.
  • A customizable PowerPoint to help guide discussions during the meetings and act as takeaways for staff.
  • A practice action plan in the form of a fill-in-the-blanks workbook to enable your team to identify its preventive healthcare goals, roles and responsibilities, and strengths and opportunities.

Start providing a higher standard of care today. Implementation is easy with these free, downloadable tools from PHP.

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