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Program for Pet Health Equity

Donate Today to help families in need of access to veterinary care.

We believe all pets deserve access to veterinary care.


2021 Access to Veterinary Care Virtual Symposium

October 11 & 12, 2021

Sessions will cover lessons learned during the Pilot Phase of the AlignCare One Health healthcare system. Discussions will focus on strategies used to help increase access to veterinary care for bonded families. Presenters will share the roadmap for communities interested in developing and creating AlignCare communities, which will help families in need to reduce the barriers they face in accessing sick or injury veterinary care for their pet(s).

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The Program for Pet Health Equity (PPHE) exists to improve access to veterinary care for pets and their families not adequately served by the current system. We promote and facilitate national collaborations and public policy development, to remove barriers to veterinary care. Our activities include education, community service, and social and public health research. PPHE is developing AlignCare, the first One Health healthcare system that addresses the needs of people, their pets, and their ecosystem, which is largely defined by socioeconomics. We connect families with veterinary service providers while leveraging community resources and activities. 

AlignCare is the main project of the Program for Pet Health Equity and is a collaboration among the University of Tennessee, Maddie’s Fund, veterinary service providers (VSP), social service agencies, animal welfare organizations, veterinary social work (VSW), and community partners who are committed to family welfare through improving access to veterinary care.

Download the AlignCare Overview Brochure Here

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