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  • AAHA-accredited practices are stronger together. Are you taking advantage of AAHA’s newest member benefit? AAHA Advantage is the only nonprofit group purchasing program in the profession—and participating practices are already saving $15,000 per year through off-invoice discounts, preferred pricing, and rebates. Here’s what else members had to say about the program in a recent survey: Why did you ...

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  • Veterinary practice consultant, Tracy Dowdy, CVPM, has partnered with VetFolio to bring users her Relationship Centered Practice® video series for free. The series will help leaders of veterinary practices more efficiently and effectively run their businesses and experience true success. “This partnership is ideal because VetFolio and I have similar goals,” Dowdy said. “We want to provide valuable...

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  • Have you registered for AAHA@VMX yet? There’s still time to get in on all the exciting learning opportunities and events AAHA will be hosting at the Rosen Centre Hotel before registration prices increase on December 14. Just steps from the education and entertainment functions provided by VMX at the Orange County Convention Center, you’ll find: 2017 AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines tracks AAHA@...

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AAHA
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  • Cats are born to scratch. Now veterinarians can offer a solution that lets cats scratch without destroying their owner’s furniture. FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY™* is a new, one-of-a-kind product that is clinically proven to help stop and prevent both vertical and horizontal destructive scratching in the home. It does this by redirecting cats to scratch in the right place, such as his or her scratching p...

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  • Looking for leadership development and management training? Want to boost your scientific skills? From conference experiences to immersive onsite programs, AAHA’s CE offerings have you covered. Conferences AAHA@VMXJoin AAHA and NAVC for a distinct learning experience at VMX 2018February 3–6, 2018 | Orlando, Floridaaaha.org/vmx ConnexityA brand-new, member-focused veterinary conference experience f...

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  • Research has shown that pet owners are willing to embrace preventive healthcare, but do not completely understand its importance. To help clients find value in your recommendations, your practice team must provide effective communication on the value of preventive care to pet owners. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), an alliance of more than 100 veterinary associations, veterinary colleges, and ani...

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AAHA
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  • There’s a lot of questionable advice out there. Fortunately, you won’t find any of it in Truths from Trends, the newest addition to AAHA’s popular 80 Tips series. What you will find: Three years’ worth of the veterinary industry’s best very best business, patient care, practice culture, and client service tips—like this one—sourced directly from past issues of Trends magazine. Put years of wisdom...

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AAHA
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  • Healthy practice cultures don’t happen by accident—they start with purposeful steps toward change. Mental health issues such as depression, career burnout, compassion fatigue, and even suicide have become an increasingly concerning problem in the veterinary profession. To address these issues, AAHA recently announced the launch of the Healthy Workplace Culture Initiative, which aims to address wel...

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  • When it comes to creating a successful hospital brand identity, Michael Hargrove, DVM, MBA, CVA, owner of AAHA-accredited North Shore Veterinary Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota, has been there and done that—and is excited to share his experience as a learning facilitator at Veterinary Management Institute (VMI). Learn more about what he’ll be bringing to the 2018 sessions and how his unique perspect...

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  • Got questions about Connexity? You’re in the right place. Get the scoop on the who, what, where, when, why—and answers to more of your burning questions about AAHA’s new conference experience—right here. What is Connexity?Connexity is AAHA’s brand-new, member-focused conference experience. Open to only 700 guests from AAHA-accredited hospitals, Connexity will be unique, intimate, interactive—and u...

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  • The Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP) helps transform veterinary assistants into technicians. Endorsed by AAHA and AVMA accredited, this respected program has been educating future veterinary technicians since 2001, offering advantages for both students and the practices that employ them. Benefits for students:  Increase income potential and career opportunities with an ass...

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  • 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 October 16–November 15, 2017. Dutchess Animal Clinic, Wappingers Falls, NY Hope Veterinary Care, Springfield, IL Pet Wellness Center of Southern Illinois, Effingham, IL Pet’s...

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  • Culture. It’s a buzzword that is here to stay, and for good reason—it bonds your team. Culture influences behaviors, attracts and retains talent, engages employees, and gives you a competitive advantage. Work culture plays an important role in the health of your practice and team. Happy teams are the secret to building a healthy practice and culture is a key factor in getting the best from your te...

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AAHA
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  • Pet owners are willing to embrace preventive healthcare visits if they understand the value and benefit to their pets. 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 a free, downloadable series of videos ...

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AAHA
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  • Heading to VMX? Don’t miss a host of exciting learning opportunities and events open to all VMX attendees at the Rosen Centre Hotel, just steps from the education and entertainment functions provided by VMX at the Orange County Convention Center. Enjoy these perks when you join us at AAHA’s headquarters hotel: Score free coffee (and savings on practice essentials). Pocket the $5 you would’ve spen...

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AAHA
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  • Your website domain is your address on the internet (e.g., myvethospital.com), but many veterinary practices are confused about their domains and how to handle them. Not understanding how your domain works can cause you to lose it. Keep these six tips in mind: Your domain is an important business asset. If you own the business, you should own the domain—not your brother-in-law, your receptionist,...

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AAHA
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  • The calendar year is nearing a close, which means it’s time for many practices to review budgets and decide where to spend their hard-earned CE dollars. While there is no shortage of excellent learning opportunities available, 2018 is sure to make a difficult decision even harder as two brand-new conferences geared toward AAHA members—Connexity and AAHA@VMX—arrive on the veterinary CE scene. Can o...

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AAHA
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  • Looking for leadership opportunities outside your own practice? Want to make a difference in the veterinary community? Love AAHA? We want you! The AAHA Board of Directors consists of the president, president-elect, vice president, secretary/treasurer, immediate past president, and three directors. AAHA is now accepting applications for the following positions, which will expire at AAHA’s Connexity...

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AAHA
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  • “Why does my puppy or kitten need so many vaccinations?” Does this sound familiar? In the exam room, veterinary team members provide a vast amount of information in a relatively short amount of time, and it’s easy for a busy, distracted, or overwhelmed client to forget all the details. To help ensure clients comply with your vaccine recommendations, AAHA Press has released a newly updated pet heal...

AAHA
AAHA
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  • Looking to fulfill your CE requirements and sense of adventure at the same time? Searching for online courses to fit your schedule? From conference experiences to immersive onsite programs, AAHA’s CE offerings have you covered. Conferences AAHA@VMXJoin AAHA and NAVC for a distinct learning experience at VMX 2018February 3–6, 2018 | Orlando, Floridaaaha.org/vmx ConnexityA brand-new, member-focused ...

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AAHA
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  • Use Pulse to monitor your business so you can make smarter decisions about marketing, operations, and employee management. Save significant time with centralized reporting of operating and financial data immediately available (24/7). Eliminates the need for creating and pulling various reports by hand. Receive a comprehensive benchmark data report. How does your hospital compare to similar hospit...

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  • Throwing a party at your practice? AAHA can help! The latest additions to the AAHA Store were designed specifically to help accredited veterinary practice teams cobrand open house and community events: AAHA-accredited pet bandanas Water bowls Pet food lids Want even more resources? Check out the AAHA Champions Publicity Toolbox for great ideas on how to promote your practice and showcase the val...

AAHA
AAHA
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  • A visit to the veterinarian is often traumatic for a cat, which can make cat owners reluctant to bring them in. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), an alliance of 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 a free, downloadable suite of tools to help your pract...

AAHA
AAHA
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  • What can AAHA Advantage do for your practice’s bottom line? The numbers are in—and the average practice is already saving up to $2,500* per quarter ($10,00 per year) through off-invoice discounts and rebates. That’s enough to pay for accreditation and more! Want more good news? Additional year-end rebate goals for the entire group are on track and will vastly increase rebate amounts. Increased mem...

AAHA
AAHA
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  • Opinions often clash between pet experts, breeders, pet owners, and veterinary professionals on the topic of canine vaccinations. AAHA’s recently updated Canine Vaccination Guidelines can help. Renew confidence in your recommendations when you attend sessions on the 2017 AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines at AAHA@VMX, February 3–6, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. In addition to highlighting the “must-k...

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SEO: Fact or fiction?

  • Over the past few years, search engine optimization (SEO) has moved from being a veterinary industry buzzword to a veterinary industry standard. Even so, there is still a lot of confusion that exists on a clinic-by-clinic basis, in which we see practices question whether they truly need SEO in their particular market or locale. The fact remains, though, the for almost every veterinary practice, it...

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AAHA
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  • Deciding to take your management skills—and your practice—to the next level is a big step. Offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA), the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) designation is known and appreciated as the highest credential for professional veterinary managers. Ready to earn those letters behind your name? AAHA can help get you there with recommended read...

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AAHA
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  • Do your goals include helping your practice and your team thrive, growing your career, or taking your management skills to the next level? Veterinary Management Institute® (VMI) will give you the tools to do just that. Brought to you by AAHA and the Colorado State University College of Business, VMI’s executive-level, veterinary-specific management program provides an incomparable opportunity for ...

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