Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and
WebMD have teamed up to
launch a pet health community called the
Health Exchange. Visitors to the new site can discuss
pet health issues with AVMA member veterinarians.
“The AVMA is concerned about the vast
amount of misinformation about pet health that can be found on the
Internet,” explains Dr. Larry R. Corry, president of the AVMA.
“Through this collaboration with an established and respected
resource, we hope to give pet owners an opportunity to get accurate,
sound advice about animals in general and, more specifically, about
More than 20 veterinary Guest Experts
are involved in the Healthy Pets Exchange to date. The Guest Experts
encourage discussion and help owners ask the right questions of
their pet’s veterinarian to open a dialogue that can lead to the
most appropriate diagnosis and treatments for their pets.
“The Pet Health Exchange will help pet
owners keep up to date on pet information about their pet’s health,
so they can provide the very best care for their animals,” says Dr.
Corry. “But no online community, no matter how well it is done, can
ever be a substitute for the relationship between veterinarians and
The link to the new Pet Health Exchange
is on the upper right on the
www.webmd.com, and you can also visit the new WebMD Health Pet
Exchange directly at
http://exchanges.webmd.com/pet-health-exchange. For any other
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