Prevention is key to improving the lives of our patients and their owners. Learn how preventive care can make a positive difference in your practice with the Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program from Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP). This free, 10-module online course provides veterinary students, technicians, associate veterinarians, and practice owners with information on how to provide preventive healthcare in conjunction with yearly visits--along with 9 hours of RACE-approved and CVPM-approved CE.
Preventive healthcare is a win-win-win for clients, patients and practices. And now, there’s a free certificate program to help your practice implement one. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), an alliance of 100+ veterinary associations, veterinary colleges, and animal health companies focused on preventive healthcare led by AAHA and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), is now offering a free, online preventive healthcare certificate program.
Despite evidence about the serious consequences of periodontal disease on a pet's health, many pet owners are unaware of the importance of preventive dental care throughout a pet's life. In fact, dental disease can start early in life.1 So how can we help more pets get the lifetime of dental care, diagnostics and treatment they need? The CareCredit team asked veterinary dental consultant and instructor Mary Berg, RVT, VTS (Dentistry), a charter member of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians, to share a few insights based on her experience.
With the growing awareness of tick-borne disease among veterinarians and dog owners, screening and prevention protocols are commonplace in many veterinary hospitals across the US. However, the details of pathogen transmission times after tick attachment, how soon after infection antibodies may be detected in point-of-care tests, and when to expect clinical signs if they occur, are often unclear.
Canine infectious respiratory disease can be caused by many different viruses and bacteria. Clinical signs of infectious respiratory disease can include coughing, sneezing, ocular or nasal discharge, lethargy, fever, and pneumonia, and cannot be diagnosed by clinical signs alone. The best approach to diagnose cases of infectious respiratory diseases is through nasal swabs (PCR or viral isolation and bacterial culture) and serology. Several studies outline the prevalence of pathogens and disease prevention.
Canine influenza is an infectious respiratory disease that was first identified in the United States in 2003. In 2015, a new strain, CIV H3N2, emerged, which is of avian origin and was first isolated from sick dogs in Asia in 2006. Both strains are not closely related, so dogs should be vaccinated against both strains for best protection.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is one of Benjamin Franklin’s most famous sayings. And it’s as true of pet care as it is of anything else. Learn how preventive care can make a positive difference in your practice with the Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program, from Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP).
As we begin Partners for Healthy Pets’ (PHP) sixth year of existence, we want to thank you for helping us stay true to our mission of ensuring that pets receive the preventive healthcare they deserve through regular visits to a veterinarian.
Delivering veterinary services to cat is a different breed of care. Although some practices are exclusively dedicated to the care of cats, others would like to develop an increased focus on feline healthcare. No matter where you fall, Partners of Healthy pets has the tools and resources to help.
Preventive care is key! That’s why this Preventive Healthcare Certification Program is designed to give you the tools and resources you need to communicate the value and benefit of preventive care to your clients.