Resources Toolbox

Toolbox Quick Start

If all of the information in the Resources Toolbox seems a bit overwhelming you are not alone. Follow these three steps to get started and help identify which tools will help you and members of your practice team communicate more effectively with pet owners, enhance your client relationships and deliver an even higher quality of preventive care.

  1. Print the one page AAHA/AVMA Preventive Healthcare Guidelines for Dogs & Cats and read them. It will take less than 5 minutes. Click here for canine. Click here for feline.
  2. Watch the inspirational video entitled, "Why Do Veterinarians Love What They Do". It will take 15 minutes to view. Click here.
  3. At your next staff meeting show the video and discuss the Guidelines. Encourage team members to share why they were drawn to the profession and ask them where they see an opportunity to deliver even better preventive healthcare to patients. You may be surprised what you hear. Depending upon the discussion, identifying what tools could help the practice team provide even better preventive healthcare for your patients may become much more obvious .... and then just click on the Resources Tool Box to take a look. Click here
Tools & Resources

AAHA-AVMA Feline Preventive Healthcare Guidelines


Developed jointly by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), these Guidelines provide information for veterinary professionals on the care and treatment of feline patients.

The 2-sided, single-page Feline Guidelines document features an easy-to-use, checklist style format that offers information on:

  • Recommendations for frequency of visits
  • Subjective, objective, and assessment components for a health evaluation
  • Client communication and education plan

The information is not intended to dictate an exclusive protocol, course of treatment, or procedure. The guidelines are not to be considered an official AAHA or AVMA standard of care.



AAHA-AVMA Canine Preventive Healthcare Guidelines


Developed jointly by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), these Guidelines provide information for veterinary professionals on the care and treatment of canine patients.

The 2-sided, single-page Canine Guidelines document features an easy-to-use, checklist style format that offers information on:

  • Recommendations for frequency of visits
  • Subjective, objective, and assessment components for a health evaluation
  • Client communication and education plan

The information is not intended to dictate an exclusive protocol, course of treatment, or procedure. The guidelines are not to be considered an official AAHA or AVMA standard of care.



“Sharpen Your Axe” Inspirational Talk


Presented by: Andy Roark, DVM

Recommended for veterina­ry professionals who want to:

  • Reignite their passion for their work with pets and the people who love them
  • Remember how they make a difference in the lives of clients and patients everyday
  • Learn how to think differently about preventive pet care and develop stronger client relationships along the way

Overview
As the veterinary industry faces a decline in preventive pet healthcare and an increase in the number of pets suffering from preventable diseases, Dr. Andy Roark shares his experience with one patient that changed the way he approaches preventive pet care today. His realization about the importance of making real client connections – and how this can impact the health of his patients – is meaningful and inspiring.