Free webinar: Why many dog owners aren't using heartworm preventives. It's not what you think.

April 1, 2019

In this free CE webinar, discover why there is such a seeming disconnect with dog owners about heartworm prevention and learn how you can increase client compliance in your practice.

In a time when pet owners consider themselves pet parents and spending on pets has reached an all-time high, still only 1 in 4 dogs receive heartworm prevention consistently.

Learn “why” by joining us for a free 1-hour on-demand CE webinar.

Presented by:

Charles Johnson, DVM, MBA; Karen Padgett, DVM; and I. Craig Prior, BVSc

CE credit:*

1.00 hour

Presentation length:

1 hour, with Q&A

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Presentation Topics:

In this 1-hour webinar, presented by Vetsymposium and sponsored by Ceva Animal Health, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of why owners choose not to give their dogs heartworm preventives from your clients' perspectives.

  • Learn about the findings of heartworm preventive compliance research from three speakers with years of combined practice and industry experience.

  • Get tools and best practices to help turn around this dangerous trend.

The 3 Speakers:

Charles Johnson, DVM, MBA

Dr. Johnson is Senior Director of U.S. Veterinary Services and Pharmacovigilance at Ceva Animal Health, LLC. He also has more than 30 years of veterinary practice experience. His experience as a practice owner prompted him to earn an MBA. He has been active in business education for the veterinary industry and with the AVMA Economic Advisory Research Group. Dr. Johnson will provide background for the research on heartworm preventive compliance that Ceva Animal Health funded and is now sharing with the veterinary profession.

Karen Padgett, DVM

Dr. Padgett practiced small animal medicine in Charlotte, North Carolina, for several years. Since then, she has served in the animal health industry in leadership and executive positions. She is the president of Unfenced, an animal health consulting business. She has been a speaker at national veterinary conventions, sat on various advisory boards, and was recently recognized by Pet Age magazine as a Woman of Influence. Along with Ceva Animal Health, she led the heartworm preventive compliance research project and she will discuss the research design, fielding, analysis and insights.

I. Craig Prior, BVSc

Dr. Prior is the previous owner of VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital, an eight-doctor practice in Nashville, Tennessee, and is currently a partner in three emergency hospitals in Middle Tennessee. His professional interests include small animal medicine and surgery and the operations and metrics of well-managed practices. He is the immediate past  president of the Companion Animal Parasite Council. He is a practice management consultant and has been a speaker at national veterinary conferences and with various national media outlets. He will present recommendations and best practices that veterinary professionals can use to increase heartworm preventive compliance in their practice.

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Sponsored by Ceva Animal Health





This program 907-36767 has been approved for 1 hour/s of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.