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Proactive Conversations about Cost with Dr. Salois

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In episode 3 of this 5-part series on providing proactive care for a lifetime, host Katie Berlin, DVM, and Matthew Salois, PhD, AVMA Chief Economist, discuss how having more conversations about money can ultimately lead to greater trust between pet owners and veterinary teams, which often means pets get better care. Dr. Salois shares his views on pet insurance, third-party payment options, and the importance of communicating early and often about finances.

 

Resources

References to Stats Mentioned by Dr. Salois

  1. Boesler M. Almost 40% of Americans would struggle to cover a $400 emergency. Bloomberg. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-23/almost-40-of-americans-would-struggle-to-cover-a-400-emergency. Published May 23, 2019. Accessed January 12, 2021. 
  2. American Veterinary Medical Association. AVMA Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook: 2017-2018 Edition. AVMA website. https://www.avma.org/sites/default/files/resources/AVMA-Pet-Demographics-Executive-Summary.pdf. Accessed January 12, 2021.

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