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  • Consider an AAHA-Accredited Veterinary Management Group

    Are you a veterinary practice owner who enjoys owning a business that is profitable, well managed, and has a reputation of exceeding excellence in medical care? Do you want to be known as a successful leader with a laser-focused vision that inspires your team to do great things? Do you want to have fun doing meaningful work collaborating with other professionals to make a difference in veterinary ...

AAHA

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  • GCG Financial adviser named a rising star in the veterinary community

    Cory Friedman, CBC, vice president of benefits consulting at GCG Financial, was recently recognized as a 2017 Rising Star by Employee Benefit Adviser. GCG is AAHA’s preferred provider for employee benefits. As the manager of this program, Friedman was selected specifically for his contributions to the veterinary industry. Read the full feature.

AAHA

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  • AAHA’s newly accredited practices, March and April 2017

    Help us welcome the latest group of veterinary hospitals to achieve AAHA accreditation! These teams have gone above and beyond to meet the highest standards in veterinary medicine. This list includes practices evaluated from March 15–April 15, 2017. Eye Care for Animals–St. Charles, St. Charles, IL VCA Canada Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Nort...

AAHA

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  • Over $3,500 raised for Nashville Cat Rescue during AAHA conference

    Homeless cats in Nashville have a little something extra to purr about. AAHA raised $3,514 for Nashville-based Nashville Cat Rescue (NCR) during its 2017 annual veterinary conference. AAHA has a strong history of giving back to local communities. Each year, the association supports a different charity local to the AAHA Yearly Conference location. Nashville Cat Rescue (NCR) is a nonprofit organizat...

AAHA

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  • Bring inactive clients back to your practice with free tools

    Inactive clients need reminders to bring their pets in for checkups, but a run-of-the-mill reminder won’t be very effective. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), an alliance of more than 100 veterinary associations, veterinary colleges, and animal health companies focused on preventive care led by AAHA and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), is offering free, downloadable tools to help...

AAHA

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  • Tap into the knowledge of the Marketing Mind Group

    With the many hats that veterinary practice owners and managers have to wear, it can often be very difficult to keep up on the latest marketing trends. This information is vital to attracting new clients and maintaining relationships with existing ones. But where to begin? One of the most common mistakes made by veterinary practice managers is operating on the assumption that they have to be the s...

AAHA

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  • Workers’ compensation policyholders receive $190K in dividends

    HUB International is excited to announce that for the 2014–2015 plan year, dividend checks totaling more than $190,000 were recently mailed to AAHA Business Insurance Program participants for workers’ compensation policies underwritten by The Hartford. Dividends are the result of a better-than-expected claims experience, through the group buying power of veterinarians in the AAHA Business Insuranc...

AAHA

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  • Second annual AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day to be held July 22

    Planning is underway for the second annual AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day! Is your accredited hospital gearing up? The mission of AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day is to annually highlight the exceptional care provided by AAHA-accredited hospitals. In 2016, AAHA designated the day as an opportunity to educate pet owners about what accreditation means for their pets and to thank accredited hospitals for h...

AAHA

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  • PHP unveils new reminder program for inactive clients

    The results of Partners for Healthy Pets’ (PHP) new inactive client reminder program is music to the veterinary profession’s ears—it has convincingly demonstrated the program’s ability to reengage inactive clients with their veterinary practices. Within six months of implementing the reminder program, participating veterinary practices: Generated an average of 128 patient visits from formerly ina...

AAHA

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  • AAHA welcomes four new officers to AAHA Board of Directors in 2017

    AAHA is welcoming a strong team of passionate leaders to lead the organization in 2017. Four new officers joined the AAHA Board of Directors at its annual meeting during the 2017 AAHA Yearly Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The new officers and directors on the 2017–2018 AAHA Board of Directors include: Mark McConnell, BVMS, MRCVS, President: A graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine at t...

AAHA

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  • AAHA launches new purchasing program exclusively for accredited members

    In a move to provide even greater support for member practices, AAHA is launching a new purchasing program designed to meet the needs of AAHA-accredited hospitals. The program, called AAHA Advantage, officially launched in Nashville during the AAHA Yearly Conference. AAHA Advantage supports AAHA’s mission of enhancing veterinarians’ abilities to provide quality medical care to companion animals. “...

AAHA

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  • New research from AAHA reveals changing pet owner perceptions of veterinary hospitals

    Pet owner perceptions of veterinary hospitals are declining, while awareness of veterinary hospital accreditation has increased, according to fresh survey results released by AAHA. AAHA Chief Executive Officer Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP C/F (Emeritus) presented the new data during the AAHA Opening Session in Nashville during the AAHA Yearly Conference. AAHA contracted with third-party Trone Bra...

AAHA

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  • AAHA names 2017 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year

    AAHA awarded the eighth annual AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year Awards during the AAHA Nashville 2017 Opening Session. Loving Family Animal Hospital of Aurora, Colorado took home first place for the general practice category. Animal Medical Center of the Village of Houston, Texas, was named a finalist for the award. The goal of the AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year Award is to recognize and...

AAHA

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  • AAHA reveals new conference: Connexity

    AAHA revealed plans for a fresh, intimate veterinary conference during the AAHA Nashville 2017 Opening Session. In 2016, AAHA announced plans to transition to an accredited-only membership model. Connexity will be a more intimate, interactive learning experience with limited attendance to only 700 attendees from AAHA-accredited hospitals. “Our accreditation program is our foundation—the AAHA Board...

AAHA

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  • Infectious disease management certification program now available

    Merck Animal Health, the makers of Nobivac® vaccines, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), and the International Boarding and Pet Services Association (IBPSA) launched a free Champions for Care certification program in infectious disease management at AAHA Nashville 2017. “The Champions for Care certification program provides essential support to the veterinary an...

AAHA

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  • Introducing the Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certificate Program

    Create a better, more compassionate end-of-life experience for your patients, clients, and your team. Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and all other members of the veterinary team, the Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certificate Program is an online continuing education course covering topics in animal hospice, palliative care, and the euthanasia experience. During this program, p...

AAHA

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  • Implement preventive care guidelines with free online tools

    Energize your team and get them all pulling in the same direction regarding preventative care. By utilizing the first AAHA/AVMA Preventive Healthcare Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, along with a suite of tools, you can align your entire team around preventive healthcare protocols. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), an alliance of more than 100 veterinary associations, veterinary colleges, and animal h...

AAHA

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  • Conference goes to the cats: AAHA to support local feline rescue at AAHA Nashville 2017

    Looking for the purrfect break between sessions? Paws to spend some time with the coolest cats in Music City and support a great cause at AAHA Nashville 2017! AAHA has a strong history of giving back to the community. Each year, the association raises funds to benefit a charity local to the AAHA yearly conference location—and this year, AAHA is proud to support Nashville Cat Rescue (NCR). Located ...

AAHA

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  • AAHA Adventure CE Raft Trip: Restore, recharge, and reflect on the river

    Invest in yourself with professional development CE along the famous Green River! Join us for the AAHA Adventure CE Raft Trip, August 19–22 in beautiful Vernal, Utah. Guided by professional outfitters, this trip will take you through the Gates of Lodore—a gem of the western US—complete with fascinating geology, unique history, fun whitewater, hikes to incredible waterfalls and petroglyphs. This ad...

AAHA

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  • Is self-insurance right for you?

    For years, health insurance rates have increased sharply, even for companies with very low utilization. Companies have been forced to shell out more and more cash—usually for less coverage, and with so much uncertainty around the future of healthcare, business owners are looking for change. All told, the cost of providing health benefits has cut into business owners’ profits, putting them in a tou...

AAHA

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  • AAHA’s newly accredited practices, February and March 2017

    Help us welcome the latest group of veterinary hospitals to achieve AAHA accreditation! These teams have gone above and beyond to meet the highest standards in veterinary medicine. This list includes practices evaluated from February 15–March 15, 2017. Loving Hands Animal Hospital, Chino, CA Sunrise Animal Hospital, Taylors, SC VERGI 24/7, Houston, TX Blue Cross Animal Hospital, Greenwich, CT Gue...

AAHA

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  • Attending AAHA Nashville 2017? Here’s what you need to know

    AAHA’s yearly conference is almost here! Are you ready? Our friendly and helpful staff will be standing by in Nashville to ensure you have a great experience, but it never hurts to be prepared. Check out our must-see sessions and events, plus tips and tricks to make this your best conference yet. Registration hours: Wednesday: 3:00–7:00 p.m. Thursday: 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Friday: 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p....

AAHA

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  • AAHA Champions video series: Tucker's Story

    Pets keep us young. AAHA-accredited hospitals keep them healthy. Through heartwarming and personal tales of friendship, AAHA's newest video series puts the spotlight on pet owners to illustrate the important role veterinary care plays in the human-animal bond. The fifth and final video in this series highlights the benefits of companionship between seniors and pets. Check out the accredited versi...

  • Overcoming obstacles to practice ownership

    Experience has shown that while many practitioners dream of owning their own veterinary practice, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by the scope of such an undertaking. How can you feel assured your business will be viable?  Can you qualify for a large enough loan? Who can you call on for guidance so you don’t have to go it alone? Below are answers to these questions, as well as resources you ...

  • VMS: Early registration savings end March 19

    Do you want to increase your effectiveness as a manager and add value to your practice? Attend AAHA's popular Veterinary Management School (VMS)! VMS’ veterinary-specific business curriculum is continuously updated to reflect our ever-changing industry and focuses on six core areas: Basic accounting and practice finance Behavioral styles and communication Employment law Internal and external mark...

  • Revise the review process to get the results you want

    Seven years ago, I was in trouble at AAHA. Then the editor of Trends, I was working harder and harder—and pleasing the management team less and less. No matter what I did, it seemed to be wrong. I’m highly skilled, I exceeded my goals, I was as engaged as I could be. Trends was succeeding like never before, my management responsibilities had expanded, and I even created a new line of business that...

AAHA

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  • Introducing iVET360

    MWI is proud to support iVET360 with the services they provide. iVET360 is a unique management services company for leading private veterinary hospitals. The unique model matches an assigned team of iVET360 specialists with proven best practices in staff development, marketing, and analytics to ensure full implementation of any best practice into the daily activities of the hospital. Documented re...

  • Discover the benefits of AAHA accreditation

    Ready to take your practice from ordinary to extraordinary? AAHA accreditation can help! Accreditation is much more than following a set of standards—it makes a difference in the level of care and service you provide, in your business success, and in your practice culture. AAHA accreditation will help you: Foster an environment of teamwork, pride, and high morale as your staff works together to m...

  • Improve your online engagement with free tools

    The internet is becoming an increasingly useful tool that pet owners rely on to help them evaluate and choose veterinary care providers. Every practice needs an effective web presence if they are going to attract and keep clients, and by going through the Jumpstart Your Practice Online series, you can get a step-by-step implementation process of how to build that web presence. Partners for Healthy...

AAHA

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  • AAHA Nashville 2017: Sunday highlights

    What’s on your playlist? With so much to see and do at AAHA Nashville 2017, creating the perfect conference lineup is no easy task. Check out a few of our must-see sessions and events here or see the full setlist at aaha.org/nashville. AAHA-Accredited Practice Breakfast: What makes a champion? For marketing executive and professional speaker, Kevin Brown, being a hero is about being your best whe...

  • Ninth edition of Financial and Productivity Pulsepoints now available

    When it comes to your hospital’s profitability, benchmarking is a powerful tool. By comparing your practice’s production and financial results with those of similar practices, you can evaluate your practice against industry standards, eliminate gaps in performance, and ensure your hospital is positioned for continued growth. In addition to fresh data from practices across the country, the ninth ed...

  • Create a powerful online presence with free tools

    Research has shown that pet owners rely heavily on the internet to help them evaluate and choose veterinary care providers. Every practice needs an effective web presence if they are going to attract and keep clients. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), an alliance of more than 100 veterinary associations, veterinary colleges, and animal health companies focused on preventive care led by AAHA and the...

  • New from VetFolio: AAHA End-of-Life Care Guidelines

    Earn CE on your time. Check out the newest web conferences available on demand from VetFolio. AAHA End-of-Life Care Guidelines Available through March 5, 2017 Speakers: Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, BS, and Brenda Stevens, DVM, DABVP (C/F) For many pet owners, the events surrounding their pets’ final life stages are as important and meaningful as the sum of all the care provided by the veterinary he...

  • New to veterinary management? VMS can help!

    Veterinary practices are complex, and managing one is never easy. Designed specifically to meet the needs of new and up-and-coming manager, AAHA’s Veterinary Management School (VMS) will lead you to success. VMS covers veterinary-specific business curriculum, including: Basic accounting and practice finance Behavioral styles and communication Employment law Internal and external marketing Invento...

AAHA

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  • Get your accreditation questions answered at AAHA Nashville 2017

    Ready to set the stage for success? Spend some time getting to know AAHA in Nashville! Located in the middle of the Exhibit Hall, AAHA Central has all the information you need about accreditation, AAHA Advantage, our 2018 conference, and more. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the AAHA practice consultants and get answers to all your questions—from marketing and practice design to making t...

  • AAHA’s newly accredited practices, January and February 2017

    Help us welcome the latest group of veterinary hospitals to achieve AAHA accreditation! These teams have gone above and beyond to meet the highest standards in veterinary medicine. This list includes practices evaluated from January 15–February 14, 2017. North Valley Pet Hospital, Fort Mohave, AZ Loyal Companions, St. Charles, IL St. Francis Hospital for Animals, Charlotte, NC Harbor Point Animal...

  • AAHA Nashville 2017: Saturday highlights

    What’s on your playlist? With so much to see and do at AAHA Nashville 2017, creating the perfect conference lineup is no easy task. Check out a few of our must-see sessions and events here or see the full setlist at aaha.org/nashville. Emergency and Critical Care: The first two sessions in this track are intended to provide an overview of basic veterinary electrocardiography applicable to the eme...

  • But what should I write about?

    As the blogging manager for Beyond Indigo Pets, I am asked one question over and over: “What should I blog about?” For those who elect to tackle the task of blogging in-house, the first wave of inspiration often comes easy, but the idea of coming up with new topics after those first blogs are posted can be daunting. With a little preplanning, though, putting together an editorial calendar (or topi...

  • AAHA endorses occupational safety guide

    Zoonotic diseases are recognized occupational hazards faced by veterinary professionals on a daily basis. That’s why the AAHA Board of Directors recently voted to endorse the Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel, 2015. Developed by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) Veterinary Infection Control Com...

  • What it means to be AAHA: Identifying our culture

    In October, AAHA announced it would transition to an accredited-only hospital membership model by July 2018. This means AAHA will no longer recognize nonaccredited practice team membership—only accredited practice teams and individual members. We are thrilled this new model will allow us to focus on our accredited members. As we bring our focus back to our accredited members, AAHA staff is committ...

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  • AAHA Nashville 2017: Friday highlights

    What’s on your playlist? With so much to see and do at AAHA Nashville 2017, creating the perfect conference lineup is no easy task. Check out a few of our must-see sessions and events here or see the full setlist at aaha.org/nashville. Fear Free: In the first half of this track, veterinary behaviorist, Lisa Radosta, will discuss the top five challenges to becoming a Fear Free practice and how to ...

  • Accredited practices: Are you taking advantage of AAHA’s hospital locator?

    The AAHA-Accredited Hospital Locator is a free tool for accredited practices. Available to potential clients through our pet owner website and the Red Cross Pet First Aid app, it helps generate referrals by allowing pet owners to find an accredited hospital near them—but it will only benefit you if the contact information in your AAHA profile is correct. To ensure we’re displaying the correct cont...

  • AAHA Pack Trip: Let’s have an adventure!

    Want to improve your practice management and finance skills? Love the great outdoors? Don’t miss the AAHA Adventure CE Pack Trip, July 27–30 in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The four-day, three-night trip includes 10–12 hours of practice management CE in a small group setting, plus great food, professional guides, and comfortable accommodations provided by Wolverine Creek Outfitters. Based on g...

  • A case for background checks

    Background screening is an essential part of the hiring process and a valuable tool that helps identify an applicant’s qualifications. Employers have an obligation to learn about the candidates they are evaluating for hire and a duty to ensure an individual does not have an adverse history that could raise a red flag for potential harm to a business or post a safety risk to others. Businesses that...

AAHA

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  • AAHA Nashville 2017: Thursday highlights

    What’s on your playlist? With so much to see and do at AAHA Nashville 2017, creating the perfect conference lineup is no easy task. Check out a few of our must-see sessions and events here or see the full setlist at aaha.org/nashville. Opening Session: Ready to hear something new? Join us for an exclusive look at the state of our association and to hear fresh, new data from pet owners that will i...

  • Last call: Transform your management skills, career, and practice

    Veterinary Management Institute’s (VMI) executive-level veterinary management program provides a unique opportunity for you to learn and grow with your colleagues through real-world veterinary case studies, interactive breakout sessions, and dynamic group discussions and lectures. You’ll come away with skills you can implement immediately to transform your practice—and gain a competitive advantag...

  • Free online tools will help with forward booking

    Has your practice implemented a forward booking procedure? In collaboration with the Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE), Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) is offering free, downloadable tools to help your practice create an effective forward booking system, including the Ready. Set. Go! Forward Booking Initiative, an array of ready-to-use resources for implementing forward booking at t...

  • Demanding clients: Who the heck do they think they are?

    Customer loyalty is in the midst of a paradigm shift, but many loyalty firms and so-called “customer loyalty experts” have been slow to change. Like very few vertical markets, the veterinary industry can leverage new customer mindsets and mobile technology because pets are such an important part of people’s lives. Since industry leaders are not as fully aware of this paradigm as they should be, th...

  • What can AAHA accreditation do for you?

    AAHA-accredited practice teams are Champions for Excellent Care—but why did they choose to pursue accreditation in the first place? In this video, your colleagues share their thoughts on the accreditation process and what it has done for their hospitals and staff. Considering accreditation? You’re closer than you think. Learn more at aaha.org/becomeaccredited.

  • AAHA Champions success story: Not "just a vaccine clinic"

    Military Working Dog, Rico, retired after nine years of dedicated service and is now living the good life as a civilian with his former handler. As 1 of only 10 accredited military veterinary hospitals in the US, Dover Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility cares for some of the armed forces’ most important animals, including decorated military dogs. Still, Capt. Amanda Jeffries, DV...

  • Confessions of a help desk manager

    I have a confession to make. I’m a bit of a rare car enthusiast. It’s even affected my marriage to a degree. There will be times when I’m looking online and I find a vehicle that I can’t live without, and my husband will give me that look, you know the one, the one that says, “Why are you even thinking about buying this?” “Well,” I say to him, “let me talk to Buzz.” Buzz is my mechanic. For the pa...

  • AAHA Champions video series: Meg’s Story

    Working pets have important jobs to do—and it’s up to their owners and AAHA-accredited veterinary teams to keep them healthy. Through heartwarming and personal tales of friendship, AAHA’s newest video series puts the spotlight on pet owners to illustrate the important role veterinary care plays in the human-animal bond. The fourth video in this series takes a look at the symbiotic relationship bet...

  • Gain insights to make your practice thrive at AAHA Nashville 2017

    Are you maximizing your profitability? If not, or if you believe there’s room for improvement, join us and your like-minded peers at the AAHA Nashville 2017 Business Insights Reception on Thursday, March 30. Enjoy beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of AAHA and chat informally with experts in communications, pet care funding, inventory management, payment processing, retirement planning, risk ...

  • AAHA’s newly accredited practices, December 2016 and January 2017

    Help us welcome the latest group of veterinary hospitals to achieve AAHA accreditation! These teams have gone above and beyond to meet the highest standards in veterinary medicine. This list includes practices evaluated from December 14, 2016–January 15, 2017. The Vet House, Richardson, TX Davis Veterinary Service, Rensselaer, IN Randall Road Animal Hospital, Crystal Lake, IL Animal Clinic of Gra...

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