The doctors and staff must work together enthusiastically on the preventive medicine program because it is a win-win situation.
A good feline preventive medicine program is an essential part of a successful practice; a successful practice financially
supports doctors and lay staff alike; and informed doctors, technicians, receptionists, and kennel assistants are the foundation
of a good feline preventive medicine program. Most importantly, the feline patient is the ultimate beneficiary due to the
excellent quality of care it receives in the process.
Dr. Buzhardt is a companion animal practitioner and along with her husband, is co-owner of The Animal Center, Inc., in Zachary,
Louisiana. A native of Louisiana, she graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1980.
Buzhardt has more than 20 years of experience in conducting pharmaceutical field trials. She has served as a spokesperson
for several animal health companies on key issues of concern to pet owners and lectures to fellow veterinarians on medical
topics as well. As an advocate of the human-companion animal bond, Buzhardt has been recognized by the human medical community
for her seminars that focus on integrating infants into pet-owning households. She also coordinates pet therapy programs for
the elderly and pet education programs in elementary schools.