Summer is an important time to keep safety in mind – not only from everyday dangers such as heat and pests, but also for emergency preparedness reasons.
To talk about these dangers for those who have pets, I would like to offer interviews (in English OR Spanish), with veterinarians from the American Veterinary Medical Association. While I have attached specifics, they can speak to tips for keeping your pets away from outdoor and indoor poisons, how to prepare for an emergency, and how to prevent zoonotic disease.
Dr. Douglas Kratt is President of the AVMA and Dr. Jose Arce (San Juan, Puerto Rico) is President-Elect. Either are available for interviews at your convenience.
Thank you for your consideration and thank you to all the pet owners you will help.
Have a wonderful day,
Dr. Douglas Kratt, a 1998 graduate of the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, is a small animal practitioner from La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he and his wife, Dr. Kimberly Kratt, own Central Animal Hospital.
Dr. Kratt most recently served as AVMA president-elect and, prior to that, was chair of the AVMA House Advisory Committee. He has also served on the AVMA Strategic Management Committee and Task Force on Volunteer Engagement. He was Wisconsin's delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates, president of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, and has served in many other capacities for his state.
As well as being active in various local civic activities, Dr. Kratt established medical and preventative care protocols for police canines and donates veterinary care to the Wisconsin State Patrol K9s, the Onalaska Police Department, Campbell Police Department, Holmen Police Department, and Tomah's Police Department K9s.