Generating awareness about parvovirus vaccination

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Tannetje Crocker, DVM, discussed parvovirus prevention therapy in a dvm360 interview at the 2024 AVMA Convention.

Emergency veterinarian, practice owner, and social media personality Tannetje Crocker, DVM, had an opportunity to publicly discuss parvovirus (parvo) and canine vaccination during an event at the 2024 American Veterinary Medical Association Convention in Austin, Texas. Known as “Dr Crocker-Pet Vet,” she also informs the veterinary community and pet owners through social media platforms that include TikTok, where she has more than 150,000 followers.

In an interview with dvm360, Crocker—the owner of Alta Vista Animal Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas; and an emergency practitioner with Veterinary Emergency Group—emphasized the importance of client education about this infectious disease and the need for more awareness about how vaccination can lower the risk of transmission.

The following is a transcript of the video:

Tannetje Crocker, DVM: Being a veterinarian, especially in the south, in Texas, and an emergency veterinarian, I see a ton of dogs come in that are unvaccinated. Puppies are not fully vaccinated, and they have parvo, and it's highly infectious, it's deadly, and we know that we can prevent them from getting that sick if they're vaccinated. So the recommendation is simple, and it's something that I feel like people should know. But then the more I talk to pet owners, and I talk to them about what parvo is, they just don't know. So we want to make sure we get the word out about how important vaccination is and knowing the early signs of parvo.

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