Topics will include what preventative care consists of, age-appropriate assessment, the benefits of patient-specific information that can be trended over time and strengthening the vet-patient-client bond. Updated health stage-guidelines for dogs and cats will be reviewed.
Mon, May 16, 2022 · 7:00 PM London (GMT 1:00)
  • Preventative care optimises health and longevity in pets.
  • Comprehensive preventative care is important in all stages of a pet’s life.
  • Components of preventative care include weight and diet management, laboratory assessment, parasite and infectious disease screening and others.
  • Establishing individual baseline parameters (body weight, clinical pathology, blood pressure, etc) when animals are young and healthy allows trending and early detection of disease.
  • Early detection of illness allows prompt intervention and is one of the main goals of preventative care.
Bill Saxon
DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC. Field Medical Specialist
Dr. Saxon received his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1986. He completed his internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City followed by residencies at the Animal Medical Center and University of Pennsylvania and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.

He practiced in the San Francisco area and has also owned an intensive care unit in Washington DC. He has published on burn injury, the acute abdomen, feline cardiomyopathy, drug toxicities and is a coauthor of the Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. He has been with IDEXX since 1997 internal medicine consultant, field medical specialist and as a speaker at regional, national, and international conferences.