Using OFA in Your Practice: How Can The OFA Help You and Your Clients?
- For the veterinarian: Use the OFA database to look up new client history so YOU know what to be on the lookout for based on screening results.
- For your clients: Show them what health screenings are recommended for their breed. The OFA databases and website provide a tool for breeders to make more informed breeding decisions and provide buyers a tool to make more informed purchase decisions.
- Watch Video: Using OFA In Your Practice – a presentation by OFA Board Members Drs. Frances Smith and Jerold Bell presented at the Western Veterinary Conference in February 2015.
- Printable PDFs for you and your clients:
Screening Procedure Details:
As a veterinarian, you are a significant source of information to your clients. You can influence Breeders’ decisions to breed at all, or to at least breed ethically. You can influence owners as to what to look for in a puppy and how best to purchase a puppy. Caution them when ‘shopping’ on the internet. Encourage them to search for health screening.