Dr. Michael J. Blackwell, Director, Program for Pet Health Equity, University of Tennessee
Dr. Susan Krebsbach, Assistant Director, Program for Pet Health Equity, University of Tennessee
Did you know that millions of pets do not receive adequate veterinary care because the costs are simply beyond a family's ability to pay for it? The lack of access to care is the most significant animal welfare crisis affecting owned pets in the United States.
The scope of barriers to veterinary care faced by pet owners
The recommendations to address barriers as presented in the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition's seminal report
AlignCare, a research and development project of One Health veterinary care and funded by Maddie's Fund®, as a viable way to improve access to veterinary care.
Last year saw communities across the country devastated by hurricanes, wildfires, and mudslides. Other disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and tornadoes can create havoc and destruction for people, animals and property.
That leaves a simple question for every animal organization: Do you have a disaster plan?
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