Computer System Planned to Improve Kennel Health and Business Management
A joint program has been announced between the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (VHUP) and the ALPO Pet Center to develop a computer-linked, nationwide Veterinary Health Maintenance Organization (VHMO) for dogs. According to Lawrence T. Glickman, VMD, DPH, Chief-Epidemiology Section, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, a microcomputer-based software package and health care system has been designed that will enhance kennel health care and business management and also help to identify patterns of disease among kennel dogs. The software package is suitable for kennels housing up to 500 dogs. In the future, the software could be easily adapted for use by cat breeders.