What is the Chronic Care Champion Program?
Over the course of 2013, the veterinarians at Clappison Animal Hospital worked on developing medical treatment protocols for the more common chronic diseases that we see every day. Chronic disease is something that can be treated but unfortunately most often not cured. The team got together to review the types of cases we most frequently see which require chronic care and have participated in Continuing Education events taught by experts in the field for each of these disease states. Out of this, the Chronic Care Champion Program was born! The program was developed to offer support to pets and education to their owners to help better manage chronic diseases and know what to expect as time goes on. The chronic diseases covered by the program so far are:
- Canine Hypothyroidism
- Feline Hyperthyroidism
- Feline Diabetes
- Canine IBD
- Feline IBD
- Canine Atopic Dermatitis
- Canine Osteoarthritis
- Feline Osteoarthritis
- Feline Chronic Kidney Disease
Throughout 2014 each of the chronic diseases will have a support package and loyalty card to send home with you if your pet is diagnosed with one of these conditions. With this loyalty card, you have the opportunity to access goods & services discounts from community businesses that are a part of our growing affiliate program.
How much does it cost to join the program?
Membership is absolutely free! Any client whose pet has been diagnosed with a chronic condition covered by our program is eligible to join. Please ask any of our team for more details.
What do I get for joining the program?
For every chronic care exam, your pet receives, $5 will be donated to the OSCAR Fund. In addition, your pet will receive free lifetime nail trims at the clinic – but please call ahead to schedule! As the program develops, we expect that more benefits will be introduced. We are working with our Community Partners to offer cardholders additional discounts when visiting other service providers in our community. Please check back to this page to see new benefits as they become available.
What is the OSCAR Fund?
The OSCAR Fund provides resources for pets in need that could not otherwise afford care. OSCAR stands for Offering Subsidized Care for Animal Recovery. Just by bringing in your pet for examinations as you normally would, you are helping other pets in your community who desperately need medical care. This Fund is administered right here at the clinic. Pets assisted by the Fund will be featured on the Chronic Care Champion website so that you can read all about how your donation has changed their lives!
If you have questions about this program or any other service we provide please give us a call today. We are committed to working with you to help your pet live a longer, healthier and happier life!