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The Veterinary Care Accessibility Project

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve animal and human welfare by developing data driven tools to guide decision makers in improving to access to veterinary care


Throughout the country, millions of people and their pets do not have adequate access to veterinary care. The challenge is complex, touching issues of income inequality, transportation access, language differences, and the veterinary industry itself, just to name a few. The Veterinary Care Accessibility Project (VCAP) is an effort to better understand and inform the complexities that underlie the access to veterinary care challenge, and to build tools to help drive real action toward improving access for people and their pets.

What we do

Our current focus is the development and publication of the Veterinary Care Accessibility Score. We are currently working on the second version of the VCAS, which will incorporate  pricing data to shed more light on the challenge of the cost of veterinary care. We are also working on additional indices that will better quantify the efficacy of veterinary care as it relates to animal and human welfare improvement.  

Who We Are

We are a small team at this point.  We have extensive experience in the world of  access to care from multiple angles: clinical practice, public policy, strategy, and research. 

We want to expand our team. Access to veterinary care is a complex issue and tackling it will clearly require many perspectives and skill sets.  If you or your organization would like to partner with us, please get in touch.

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