American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

Solutions to Increase Cat Visits

Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study III: Feline Findings

A new study conducted by Bayer HealthCare, in collaboration with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), reveals significant opportunities for veterinary practice. The Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study III: Feline Findings conducted in November 2012 is the third in a series of studies sponsored by Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health Division.

Though there is a broad decline in veterinary visits, this and earlier studies indicated that cats are especially underserved. Bayer and the AAFP formed a new collaboration to clearly understand the obstacles to feline veterinary care and develop innovative solutions to overcome these barriers.

Ten Solutions to Increase Cat Visits

Based on the research from the Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study III: Feline Findings, the AAFP has worked to develop Ten Solutions to Increase Cat Visits. These solutions provide practical tips for veterinary practices to implement in order to alleviate many of the obstacles to routine feline veterinary care.


Ten Solutions to Increase Cat Visits
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Capturing Cat Clients: A Google+ Hangout Hosted by dvm360

More than 3/4 of veterinarians believe better care for cats is one of the most significant missed opportunities in veterinary practice today, according to the Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study. Join lead study writer John Volk and renowned feline practitioner Dr. Susan Little, DABVP (feline), in a special online event available here.

Ten Solutions to Increase Cat Visits Webinar

A complimentary webinar, titled “Solutions to Increase Cat Visits,” is available from July 29, 2013 – August 11, 2013 for open access registration. The webinar, sponsored by the AAFP and Bayer HealthCare, and to be presented by the AAHA, will comprehensively offer attendees with solutions that can be implemented in the veterinary practice to increase cat visits. The discussion, led by speaker Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, DABVP (Feline) will outline the new opportunities that veterinary practices now have to reach underserved cats based on the cat owner and veterinarian research data found in the Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study III: Feline Findings.

Attendees will earn 1 hour of CE credit upon completion of the 60-minute webinar. Through participating, attendees will better understand the current trends and research from cat owners and veterinarians and recognize and understand how the practice can implement the solutions offered to increase cat visits. Registration for the "Solutions to Increase Cat Visits" Webinar is now available.