View Full Version : Did I miss this......Dodds vax proposals

24th April 2008, 03:29 PM
It seems to be all over the 'net that all 27 Veterinary Schools in North America are in process of adopting Dr. Jean Dodd's vaccination protocols. Slowly but surely reform marches on.......

24th April 2008, 04:06 PM
No -- this is NOT TRUE and has been circulating around the net for at least 3-4 years!! No one ever verifies it and I wondered why it was always reappearing as 'new' information every few months or so and went on a seacrh expedition this week when it got crossposted yet again to a bunch of cavalier sites and email lists. I have previously crossposted this myself! :sl*p: I found a site with this information:

It's great to share helpful information that might benefit our animal companions. However, sometimes the information may not be accurate and can create problems later on. That turns out to be the case with the "New Vaccination Protocols" post which continues to be widely circulated.

From experience, I find it best to verify important information prior to sending it on to others.

FYI, regarding that ‘vaccine protocol’ which is excerpted below– please be advised that it is NOT Dr. Jean Dodds’

" ... I would like to make you aware that all 27 veterinary schools in North America are in the process of changing their protocols for Vaccinating dogs and cats. Some of this information will present an ethical & economic challenge to Vets, and there will be skeptics. Some organizations have come up with a political compromise suggesting vaccinations every 3 years to appease those who fear loss of income vs. those concerned about potential side effects. Politics, traditions, or the doctors economic well-being should not be a factor in a medical decision..."

To follow is her reply to me regarding what is being circulated via the internet (again). She has since asked me to assist with this unfortunate situation and that's why I'm asking that this post be forwarded -- to let everyone know that the other post contains false information:

“Dear Helen: No , … This is the broadcast message sent around the world, or so it seems, LAST YEAR. It is not from me. I even got an e-mail from the AVMA last year asking where I got my information and data from ! Jean”

Link: http://www.itsfortheanimals.com/DODDS-CHG-VACC-PROTOCOLS.HTM

The link includes Dr Dodd's actual recommendations, as of 2007.

Please spread the word if you see this '27 vet school' info being posted anywhere, as clearly Dr Dodds herself is not happy with this being circulated as her own recommendations.

24th April 2008, 04:29 PM
Glad to have the correct information. I went from site to site seeing this and still wondered where the best authoritative site would be. One of the "urban legends"?

24th April 2008, 04:40 PM
Dr Dodds has her own site I think? -- this is also offered at the link above.

24th April 2008, 04:46 PM
Here's a really good page with three authorities inlcuding Dodds on vax recommendations: