Veterinarian

Purpose:

To have emergency veterinarian service available for all participants. To fulfill AKC requirements by having an approved veterinarian listed in premium and catalog.

Responsibilities:

Timeline:

Budget:

Item
Income
Expense
Postage/Phone Calls
xxxxx
Other 
xxxxx
Total
xxxxx
xxxxx
Total Income less Total Expenses equals Net Profit or Loss

Recommendations:

Arrangements must be made for veterinary coverage (either on call or preferably, in person) throughout the show. Bear in mind that the Show Veterinarian cannot enter a dog in the show.

It is important to be familiar with the AKC rules regarding Show Veterinarians. Be sure to get a copy of at least the chapter pertaining to vets.

Make sure it is clear how you will reach the vet if his services are necessary. (Pager, On Call Service etc.)

Know how to get to the vet's office, have written directions as well as a map available. Coordinate with the emergency coordinator the procedures of how to contact the vet and route to the vet office should it become necessary.

It is a good idea to have emergency vet services not only in the planning booklet but in the hospitality packet. You will have many guests and you want to make sure they know how to get help if they need it.

Your specialty committee chairs should all know how to reach the vet or drive there. When a dog requires emergency treatment, owners often grab the first host club person they see and expect answers.