Feb
10
2015

With much of the U.S. and Canada buried in seemingly endless amounts of the white stuff, you may be pondering your next escape. AAHA Tampa 2015 Yearly Conference couldn't come at a better time, or be in a better location, to provide both sunshine and CE to veterinary professionals tired of the snowy grind. 

Held March 12 - 15 in Tampa, Fla., this conference will help you get some top-notch continuing education under your belt while you enjoy the ease of leaving your hotel room with only one layer of clothing on. 

The early bird catches great CE
Want even more time in sunny Tampa? Come a day early for our highly anticipated preconference sessions on March 11.

Practice Ownership: Fundamentals of Profitable Care and Growing a Patient Base
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $189 AAHA members; $209 nonmembers
Pre-registration required
Limited to 60
Rich Lester, Founder and CEO of VPP
Win Lippincott, VP of Marketing and Technology

Veterinarians are trained to solve medical issues for the pets they care for and to deliver high-quality care. They are not trained as business people to manage their most important assets—their veterinary practices.

AAHA-accredited practices recognize the importance of meeting the highest standards for clinical quality or exceeding industry quality benchmarks. This 1-day workshop will take a similar approach to the business side of your practice by providing benchmarks, tools, and training to build your practice into a more successful veterinary care business. The focus will be on driving revenue growth while containing your costs (not cutting them), measuring results, and driving an improved value to your business when you ultimately exit.

Be prepared to take home detailed, actionable steps to improve your practice’s business success and tools to monitor the results on an ongoing basis.

IVAPM presents: Pain Management Bootcamp: Needles, Joints, and Nerves: Instruction and Dry Lab on Injection Techniques for Pain Management in Small Animals
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fee: $295 IVAPM and AAHA members; $325 nonmembers
Pre-registration required; Limited to 40
Michael Petty, DVM, CVPP, CVMA, CAAPM, CCRT

This day-long course, taught by experts in the field of veterinary pain management, is both a lecture and dry lab for injecting joints and blocking nerves. Learn not only about joint injection techniques but the latest information on stem cells, platelet rich plasma (PRP), and other injectable therapies. A lecture covering common and useful nerve blocks, including epidurals, which can be added to your pain management protocol immediately, will be followed by a dry lab, where attendees will practice what they have learned on canine skeletal models. This program will teach important pain management practices that will be beneficial to both veterinarians and technicians.

Timely Topics
7 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $15
Pre-registration required
Table limit of 9

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DISCIPLINED Use of Social Media: What It Can Do and, More Importantly, What It Can’t 
Creating a Culture of Accountability in Your Team 
When Big News Hits (Like Ebola), Do You Hit Back? 
AVA: What Is This & How Do I Get My Assistants Involved? 
Why Anesthesia-Free Dentistry Is Not in the Patient’s Best Interest 
What Difference Do Credentials Make for a Technician?

What you need to do now

  1. Register now at aaha.org/tampa.
  2. Include any preconference and pre-registration-required events you'd like to attend on your registration form.
  3. Feel at ease knowing that you'll soon be wearing flip flops and checking your required CE off your to-do list.
  4. Brag to all your friends that you'll soon be far away from the snow and soaking up the sun in beautiful Tampa (maybe they should join you?). 

We can't wait to see you in Tampa! 

 

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