5 Organizations Dedicated To Veterinary Care
Owning a pet is often joyful, but it also requires serious, sometimes stressful care and devotion. Whether you have a dog, cat, rabbit, bird, or any other kind of animal, it's essential that you pay attention to their needs. Offering high-quality care for a variety of circumstances, the veterinary groups included here will help keep your pets healthy and happy. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
5 Veterinary Groups Helping Pets
|VitusVet||Veterinary practice management software that offers a complete communications solution, improving the connection between pet owners and care providers|
|Helping Hands||A low-cost veterinary clinic in Richmond, Virginia, offering high-quality surgery and dental care|
|The American Association of Feline Practitioners||Supports members in improving the health and welfare of cats through high standards of practice, continuing education, and evidence-based medicine|
|VetRxDirect||Works with veterinarians to ensure that pets receive the right medication and care|
|MedVet||A family of employee-owned, veterinarian-led emergency and specialty hospitals offering critical care|
Caring For Cats With the AAFP
Pet Statistics for the United States
- Percentage of households with at least one pet: 49%
- Households with a dog: 60.2 million
- Households with a cat: 47.1 million
- Households with freshwater fish: 12.5 million
- Annual cost of pet food (average): $235
- Annual cost of routine vet visits: Dogs: $257 Cats: $182
- Number of animals that enter shelters each year: 6.5 million
- Number adopted: 3.2 million
- Number euthanized: 1.5 million
- Estimated stray animal population: 70 million
The Values of MedVet
Pets have become an important part of our family. Sometimes we even treat them better than we would treat ourselves. So, we often expect exceptional care when it comes to their health and well-being. In no particular order, here are 5 different organizations committed to bringing the best veterinary care possible to your pet.
First at #1 is VitusVet, whose goal is to improve the connection between pet owners and care providers to ensure the health and safety of all pets. VitusVet was founded in 2013 by Mark Olcott, a practicing veterinarian who realized he could use technology to solve many of the problems he faced every day in his practice.
VitusVet offers a platform of tools that will allow you to easily add text, push and email reminders, streamline your appointment process, monitor your practice performance in real-time, and automate routine pet record sharing. Also included is the VitusVet client app which allows pet parents to access health records, request appointments and more.
Also included is the VitusVet client app which allows pet parents to access health records, request appointments and more.
Next at #2 is Helping Hands, a low-cost veterinary clinic located in Richmond, Virginia, offering high-quality surgery and dental care. These are the only services it performs, and by cutting out other veterinary services like checkups, diagnostics, and overnight hospitalization, the clinic is able to cut costs down to the bare minimum.
The doctors and staff are great at what they do because they limit what they do and are able to take on a higher volume safely and efficiently, which means your pet is under sedation for a shorter amount of time. This is safer for your pet and allows the doctors to help more animals in a day.
And at #3 is the American Association of Feline Practitioners, an association that supports its members in improving the health and welfare of cats through high standards of practice, continuing education, and evidence-based medicine. The AAFP has established a reputation as a leader in the field of feline medicine and has recently launched several new initiatives to improve and standardize the delivery of feline veterinary care.
The AAFP has established a reputation as a leader in the field of feline medicine and has recently launched several new initiatives to improve and standardize the delivery of feline veterinary care.
The AAFP works to improve the standards of feline health, in part by providing its members with progressive research and valuable resources which include, but are not limited to, peer-reviewed scientific research in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, breakthrough continuing education offered at the AAFP Conferences and other feline tracks, and the well-respected and highly utilized practice guidelines compiled by the AAFP.
Next at #4 is VetRxDirect. VetRxDirect's founder, a long-time, trusted Midwestern veterinarian, wanted a place where pet owners could have an affordable and convenient way to buy pet medications. None of the online pharmacies met his standards for quality and for honoring the foundation of the veterinary profession: the doctor-client-patient relationship.
That relationship is at the heart of VetRxDirect. It doesn't take the place of your vet: instead, it works with your veterinarian to ensure your pet receives the right medication and care. VetRxDirect only fills prescriptions approved by your veterinarian. It can also customize medications to make it easier to administer to your dog or cat.
That relationship is at the heart of VetRxDirect.
Last on the list at #5 is MedVet, a family of hospitals committed to providing exceptional care for its patients. MedVet offers state-of-the-art emergency, critical, and specialty care to cats and dogs. Most of the emergency department is open 24 hours each day. If a pet is facing an urgent situation, you may come directly to the hospital, as no referral is needed.
Just like us, pets may need a specialist. Your veterinarian may send you to MedVet, if your pet has medical needs that require a doctor with training and board-certification in a specific area of medicine or surgery. MedVet works closely with your family veterinarian to establish the best care plan based on each individual pet's situation.