Partners for Healthy Pets

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation is proud to be home to Partners for Healthy Pets, a profession-wide initiative comprised of animal health companies, non-profit organizations, state veterinary medical associations and colleges of veterinary medicine. Partners for Healthy Pets is the face of the Partnership for Preventative Pet Healthcare whose mission is to ensure that pets receive the preventive healthcare they deserve through regular visits to a veterinarian.

While the percentage of preventable illnesses is on the rise in our beloved pets, the percentage of America's 130 million cats and dogs who visit a veterinarian for a regular checkup is on the decline. Partners for Healthy Pets provides information and resources to pet owners and veterinary professionals so that together we can work toward a goal of giving our pets what they deserve...a long and healthy life.

Pet owners: Why A Checkup?

A yearly checkup is the best way to keep your pet as healthy as possible – because it’s much easier to prevent disease than to treat it. With regular checkups, your vet can spot problems at their earliest stages, when issues can often be addressed simply and cost effectively. So, whether your dog frolics at the park with all the neighborhood pups, or the closest your cat gets to the great outdoors is a sunny windowsill, every pet needs to see their vet – at least once a year!

Remember: Pets age faster than we do, so missing even one yearly checkup can be like us not visiting a doctor for over five years!

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Veterinarians: Better Health Begins with a Conversation

Supported by AVMA, AAHA and a wide range of industry partners, this program will help you take full advantage of our powerful consumer awareness campaign that will bring more pets, and their people, to your practice. We're helping you provide better care for your clinic's clients. After all, it's all about Healthy Pets!

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