Veterinary care for all

Source: JAVMA

(August 14, 2019) Veterinary care access was the central topic during the first Access to Veterinary Care Symposium, hosted by the Program for Pet Health Equity, June 28-29 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Over 100 attendees from across the U.S. and Canada came together to discuss and debate how to care for the large number of animals owned by families that cannot afford veterinary care. The event focused on recommendations outlined in "Access to Veterinary Care: Barriers, Current Practices, and Public Policy," a report released by the PPHE in December 2018. Much of the discussion centered around the use of a subsidized veterinary care program called AlignCare that would provide incremental veterinary care, facilitate community-based funding, and engage social service agencies and social workers...Read more»