Doing the Most for Those with the Least: 
Increasing Access to Veterinary Care

Presented by Gary Block, DVM, MS, DACVIM
8 pm ET/5 pm PT, Wednesday, December 9, 2020

This webinar is approved for 1.5 hours of RACE CE
credit (non-medical category) for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians. 

Registration is FREE for HSVMA members.


If you are not yet a member, you can JOIN NOW to participate in this webinar, a free member benefit.

During this webinar, Dr. Block will explore the financial barriers to obtaining veterinary care that many pet owners are facing. Several possible solutions will be considered. The following topics will be covered during this webinar:

  • Description and clinical examples of the concepts of Standard of Care medicine and how understanding these may be critical to improving access to care
  • Review of the role some veterinary schools are planning in trying to educate students in the concepts of Incremental Care/Spectrum of Care
  • Guide to creating a financial assistance algorithm for your hospital and resources that provide support to pet owners in need

If you are not a veterinary professional (veterinarian, veterinary technician, veterinary or veterinary technician student), we welcome your participation in the webinar for a one-time fee. Please call 530-759-8106 or email [email protected] to complete the registration.



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Dr. Gary Block attended vet school at Cornell University. He then completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston and obtained his residency training in internal medicine at Purdue University. He became board certified in small animal internal medicine in 1994. In 1997, he obtained a Masters degree from the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy, focusing his thesis on the teaching of veterinary ethics.

Dr. Block is past-president of the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics. He helped found the Rhode Island Pets in Need Clinic-a full-service general practice that caters to low income pet owners He is co-owner of Ocean State Veterinary Specialists—a 50-doctor referral and emergency hospital in Rhode Island.