Veterinary care is expensive, and can be hard to access—causing pets to go without needed treatments, and be given up to shelters. This in turn contributes to burnout among shelter workers, veterinarians, and veterinary staff. The Open Door Veterinary Collective is working to change that. This nonprofit, founded in 2021, has developed a business model for nonprofit, for-profit, and government veterinary clinics that prioritizes access to care, and increased revenue. In addition to helping keep families together and pets unnecessarily out of shelters, Open Door sees this model as helping prevent compassion fatigue in veterinarians and staff.
This webinar is about the Open Door Veterinary Collective hosted by Dr. Sara Pizano, the founder of Team Shelter USA, author of The Best Practice Playbook for Animal Shelters, and a national trainer for Open Door, and panelists, Mandy Combs, Veterinary Practice Manager at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton Veterinary Services, Dr. Stephanye Quinn, Staff Veterinarian at the Community Pet Care Clinic in Toledo, Ohio and Veterinary Ambassador for the Open Door Veterinary Collective National Training team, and Dr. Lisa Labrecque, Director of Veterinary Services at the Humane Society of Sonoma County. Learn how this model can work for you and your community. We encourage veterinarians, directors, and staff of for-profit and public vet clinics and hospitals to watch, as well as shelter staff and directors, and veterinary-related shelter community partners.