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The value of preventative care versus treatment for small animal veterinary medicine clients




Guzman, Daniella, author
Koontz, Stephen, advisor
Fraiser, Marshall, committee member
Roman-Muniz, Noa, committee member
Knippenberg, Ross, committee member

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The veterinary profession has witnessed a decline in the number of clients that are visiting veterinary clinics for annual preventative care exams. Studies have indicated that clients do not see the value of regular preventative care or annual examinations but clients would be willing to take their pets to their veterinarian more often and follow the recommended preventative care measures if they knew it would prevent problems and expensive treatments in the future. This paper investigates if regular preventative care in companion animal veterinary medicine is cost effective to the small animal veterinary medicine client.


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