New Endocrine Guidelines from AAHA Simplify Veterinary Clinical Practice

Lakewood, Colo. — May 12, 2023 – The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) today announced the launch of the 2023 AAHA Selected Endocrinopathies of Dogs and Cats Guidelines. This free resource simplifies veterinary practice by providing quick reference tools and easy-to-follow processes to diagnose and manage endocrine diseases. 

Endocrine diseases are some of the most common chronic diseases seen in veterinary practice. However, diagnosing and treating these conditions can be challenging and overwhelming. The 2023 AAHA Selected Endocrinopathies of Dogs and Cats Guidelines offer practical, detailed plans to help veterinary teams navigate these complex diseases. 

“Endocrine diseases can present unique challenges to the busy practitioner, and that’s why the AAHA Selected Endocrinopathies Guidelines break down diagnosis and treatment using easy, step-by-step algorithms. We cover not only the common endocrine diseases in dogs and cats but also provide helpful plans for less common feline diseases, like hypothyroidism* and hyperaldosteronism,” says Jessica Vogelsang, DVM, AAHA’s Chief Medical Officer.  

The guidelines offer up-to-date clinical tips for a range of endocrine disorders in both dogs and cats to help teams stay informed and provide the highest quality care possible.  

“AAHA is thrilled to offer this streamlined approach for the veterinary team that cuts through the confusion and supports practitioners in doing their very best for their endocrine patients,” says Vogelsang. 

Pet owners can also use AAHA Guidelines to stay informed and stay involved in the health of their pets. Access valuable knowledge like things to watch for as pets age, valuable questions to ask the veterinary team, how owners contribute to pets’ quality of life, and more. 

Download the guidelines at aaha.org/endocrine-disease

The 2023 AAHA Selected Endocrinopathies of Dogs and Cats Guidelines were developed by a team of veterinary experts and are based on the latest scientific research and clinical experience. They are generously supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, IDEXX, Merck, Zoetis, and Zomedica. 

*For more information, access the AAFP Guidelines for Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism and additional resources at catvets.com/hyperthyroidism. 

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About AAHA

Since 1933, the American Animal Hospital Association has been the only organization to accredit veterinary hospitals throughout the United States and Canada based on standards directly correlated to high-quality medicine and compassionate care. Our purpose is to simplify the journey toward excellence in veterinary practices. Accreditation in veterinary medicine is voluntary. The AAHA-accredited logo is the best way to know if a third party has evaluated a practice. Look for the AAHA logo or visit the accredited hospital locator on aaha.org.

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