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AKC Veterinary Network Certificate Program

Certificate Program Overview

The American Kennel Club realizes it takes a lot of time and research to select the right dog for your family. And the decisions do not stop once your dog comes home. Now you have to start your new addition on training, nutrition and health programs. The AKC would like to make your job a little easier.

Newly registered or listed AKC dogs receive a certificate for a complimentary veterinary office visit through the AKC Veterinary Network Certificate Program.

These certificates may be redeemed with one of the practices participating in the AKC Veterinary Network. These veterinarians receive the latest information on canine health research from AKC. They also are a resource for AKC materials on many helpful topics, including training, breeding, competitive events, the AKC Reunite lost and found recovery program and pet health insurance.

To receive a certificate, just submit your e-mail address when you register your dog with the AKC - either on the on-line or paper registration applications. You soon will receive an on-line certificate. A list of participating veterinarians in your area will accompany the certificate - and a complete list is available on this website.

Please present the certificate before the office visit. You may redeem the certificate for 60 days from the date of the puppy's registration. The certificate is good for the first office visit and does not include vaccinations, X-rays, medical procedures or medications. Eligible dogs are those being registered for the first time with AKC or recorded for the first time with FSS (Foundation Stock Services) or listed with AKC Canine Partners.

As a special registration benefit, the AKC has arranged a Complimentary 60-Day Trial AKC Pet Healthcare Plan * for newly registered dogs. Details about this special complimentary benefit will be sent to you shortly after registration.

The AKC cares about you and your new dog and hopes your new companion enjoys a long healthy life. Please consider us a resource and refer to our website for the many other benefits AKC offers its owners of registered dogs.