Mitigating the Challenges of Owner Economic Limitations on the Practice of High Quality Veterinary Medicine
Available for RACE Approved CE credit if watched from 12:15pm-1:05pm CST on Friday, May 13, 2022.
The objective of this presentation is to review recent research and publications on the effects of rising cost of veterinary care and owner economic limitations on veterinary clinical recommendations and mental health. Veterinarians are regularly asked by clients to skip diagnostic tests, alter treatment plans, or prescribe less-expensive medications based on financial considerations. These request may require veterinarians to alter their standards-of-care, can compromises patient care, and often lead to ethical exhaustion, career dissatisfaction, and ultimately burn-out. Pet medical insurance benefits the pet by decreasing economic euthanasia; the owner by eliminating the need to make decisions based on finances; and veterinarians by allowing them to practice high quality veterinary medicine. In addition, this course also provides veterinarians with suggestions on how to easily incorporate and discuss pet insurance with owners.