This presentation provides an overview of the current body of evidence that supports the benefits of preanesthetic and preventive testing in both dogs and cats. In recent years, there have been several studies evaluating animals that appear healthy on physical examination, and yet have lab work abnormalities. This presentation gives evidence to support a recommendation for preanesthetic and preventive diagnostics, as well as tips on communicating these recommendations to pet owners.

Discussion Topics:
  • Discuss Preanesthetic Screening - What you currently do and why you do it. Where diagnostics can help gain valuable insights about your patients.
  • Review Preventive Care – Data showing a medical benefit for your patients and how IDEXX diagnostic solutions help you to provide high-quality care for each and every patient.
  • Apply the principles of how healthy pets have benefited from routine diagnostic testing through case studies.