365 days. Over $3.5 million in savings.

AAHA Advantage—a group purchasing organization just for AAHA-accredited members—is proof that a lot can happen in a short time. So, where does the program stand just one year after its 2017 launch? We checked in with AAHA Advantage business manager, Christine Panek, to find out.

Can you give us a review of AAHA Advantage’s first year?

The first year was really about developing the program and growing our membership. We’re already up to over 600 members and still growing. We grew two times faster than any other purchasing group in the industry! We’ve also added some new features this year, including a newsletter that updates members on new promotions and happenings and a vendor dashboard where members can see the breakdown of their rebates. Of course, the biggest news is that our members saved over $3.5 million in the first year!

What do we have to look forward to in year two?

Next year, we are really focusing on adding additional member benefits. We are planning to add rebate goal tracking to the dashboard and exclusive RACE-approved CE on Vetfolio, but the options are limitless. We are going to develop the benefits that our members want.

What would you tell a practice that is on the fence about signing up?

This is the best GPO option for an AAHA-accredited practice, we offer better rebates, and we don’t restrict purchasing. Plus, as an AAHA Advantage member, you get one free registration for Connexity, where AAHA Advantage members will be treated to an elegant thank-you dinner, complete with prizes and giveaways.

Are you taking advantage of AAHA’s newest member benefit yet? Start saving today at aaha.org/advantage.

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