Preventative Medicine is practicing veterinary medicine using knowledge of the animal, the environment, the nutrition, and the legal requirements so that disease is prevented, or emergencies are managed.
Preventative Medicine is a planning system to manage production costs and antibiotic use.
Preventative Medicine guides livestock producers in producing a healthy meat protein product.
Emergency management and planning to maintain continuity of business for animal production units is integral to preventative medicine. Downstream purchasers of animal protein are routinely managing their risk by promoting, or requiring, their suppliers (farmers) have Emergency Management Plans integrated into their production plans.
Dr. Towne studied through the University of Minnesota to obtain the Masters of Public Health, and qualifies as a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine.