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Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is the adage from Benjamin Franklin. This is as true today as it was over a hundred years ago.  We, as a veterinary profession, want to improve the lives of our patients and their owners.  To accomplish this, prevention is key!  Knowing how to provide preventive healthcare in conjunction with yearly visits is the focus of Partners for Healthy Pets and this certificate program.   After completion of this Preventive Care Certificate Program, you will have the tools and resources you need to communicate the value and benefit of preventive care to your clients in a way that enhances the veterinary-client-patient relationship.  You will also be able to improve the overall quality of preventive healthcare provided to your patients.


Upon completion of all modules, you will be eligible to download a certificate of completion.


Certificate Program Tool Tip NOTE: The Certificate Program may only use a portion of some tools from the Partners for Healthy Pets website. Be sure to read the tips provided above some of the tools to understand the material required for the certificate program.


Learning Unit 1

The Opportunity Survey

You and pet owners both want healthy lives for dogs and cats, yet pet owners are often confused about what is best for their pets. This valuable survey tool can help you to understand your clients’ needs and to point you toward areas where you can enhance your communication with clients about preventive pet healthcare.
Learning Unit 2

Preventive Healthcare Guideline Implementation – Part 1

Learn about the AAHA/AVMA Preventive Healthcare Guidelines for Dogs & Cats along with tools that will motivate the entire practice team around your preventive healthcare protocols.
Learning Unit 3

Preventive Healthcare Guideline Implementation – Part 2

Understand more about the AAHA/AVMA Preventive Healthcare Guidelines and the AAHA Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Dogs & Cats.
Learning Unit 4

Monthly Payment Preventive Healthcare Plans

Help pet owners better budget for preventive healthcare and increase their openness to routine visits by offering monthly payment preventive pet healthcare plans.
Learning Unit 5

Internet Marketing and Social Media – Part 1

In today’s online world, having an online presence is important to every veterinary practice. Review this unit to find out how to build dynamic online presence for your practice. The tools introduced in this unit will allow pet owners to easily and quickly access relevant practice information.
Learning Unit 6

Internet Marketing and Social Media – Part 2

Review this second unit on Internet marketing and social media to find out more about how to build a dynamic online presence for your practice.  The tools introduced in this unit will allow pet owners to easily and quickly access relevant practice information.
Learning Unit 7

Communication Skills

Learn effective ways to proactively communicate with your clients and motivate them to embrace the importance of preventive care.   Discover how a few simple words can make a big difference in compliance.
Learning Unit 8

Feline-Friendly Practice

Do you desire to have a feline exclusive practice or want to increase your focus on cat care? Learn ways to help a practice be even more feline-friendly and increase the comfort and satisfaction of cats and their owners.
Learning Unit 9

Feline-Friendly Guidelines

Now that you know a bit about feline-friendly practices, learn more about AAFP’s Feline-Friendly Guidelines. Implementation of these guidelines will make any cat happier in your practice.
Learning Unit 10

Helpful Resources at Your Fingertips

Did you know there is a wealth of information available to you to supplement and support your knowledge on the topics pertaining to preventive care?  Familiarize yourself with these helpful websites and bookmark them so you can access them quickly.