March 19, 2019
Categories: Research, Shelter Medicine

HSUS Animal Care Expo in New Orleans, LA, will soon be upon us!

One important topic of conversation will be access to veterinary care, and there will be two sessions with Dr. Michael Blackwell that will tackle this important topic. His mission is to improve access to veterinary care, especially for families with limited means.

Dr. Blackwell, as you may remember, hosted a webcast about this with us back in February. We think you will be inspired by the work that the director of Program for Pet Health Equity is doing. Past positions include Chief of Staff, Office of the Surgeon General of the United States and Chief Veterinary Officer, U.S. Public Health Service.

On Wednesday, April 17, 10:15am-11:45am CT, Dr. Blackwell will partake in the session, Creating equity in access to veterinary care. Access to veterinary care is limited or nonexistent for tens of millions of Americans in low socioeconomic households. Industry experts will discuss providing veterinary services with cultural humility, and will also present results from a national survey that addresses the shift in attitude in reaching underserved pet owners.

Then, on Wednesday, April 17, 2:15pm – 3:45pm CT, Dr. Blackwell will be involved in the Access to veterinary care: A national family crisis session.  An in-depth overview of AlignCare™, a research and development health care project designed to improve access to veterinary care for underserved families, will be given. The session will tackle the development of care systems that address the needs of different socioeconomic groups and discuss the lack of access to veterinary care for millions of pet owners.

We know you’ll be inspired by the important work that Dr. Blackwell is doing and we hope you will attend one, if not both of his sessions.

You can register for Expo with our discount code #MADDIES19 if you haven’t already!