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The American Kennel Club (AKC®) Veterinary Outreach Program is pleased to announce the launch of the AKC Veterinary Network. The network is intended to provide resources to veterinarians nationwide. The AKC Veterinary Network provides veterinarians and their clients with access to a free, renewable library of AKC educational materials about responsible dog ownership, selecting the appropriate breed for your family, responsible breeding practices, and AKC programs such as the Canine Good Citizen® Program.

“The Veterinary Outreach Program was designed to connect the American Kennel Club more closely with the veterinary community,” said Debra Bonnefond, Director of the AKC Veterinary Outreach Program. “We are pleased to provide veterinary offices with valuable AKC materials that will help vets and their clients improve the well-being of our canine companions.”

The goal of the Veterinary Outreach Program is to assist the veterinary community by providing up-to-date information about purebred dogs and canine health research. AKC achieves this goal in a variety of ways, including awarding approximately $200,000 annually in scholarships to veterinary and veterinary technician students, hosting and presenting seminars to veterinary students at their schools, attending veterinary conferences with the Veterinary Outreach booth, and sharing information through the Veterinary Outreach Web site.