AAHA Research Center

Welcome to the AAHA Research Center!

Welcome to the AAHA Research Center! AAHA established a research team in 2020 to engage in an active relationship with our members, partners, and the profession in order to better understand:  

  • Their needs  
  • The current and future trajectory of the profession
  • How AAHA can respond in valuable ways

The AAHA Research Center serves as a gathering place for high-quality, trusted data. Monthly and quarterly updates will be your resource to track trends, identify challenges, and learn valuable, timely insights.

April 2022

Pandemic stressors remain a pressing concern for many practices. What pandemic effects will continue after COVID?

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AAHA Omnibus Survey

AAHA’s monthly online survey measures AAHA membership needs and trends over time to help AAHA better serve our members. 

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AAHA Veterinary Outlook Survey

This quarterly online survey asks practice teams what’s ahead for our profession, and keeps a pulse on the industry.

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AAHA Research Findings

Browse data points collected from AAHA's research projects. 

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Adjusting to our “new normal” 

The entire world had to shift when COVID-19 struck. Some challenges were universal; others were unique to communities or individuals. A very particular set of challenges presented themselves to the veterinary profession—and our community responded resiliently. Veterinary teams gracefully transitioned to curbside services, telemedicine/telehealth, online appointment setting and check-ins, and so much more. 

Although some of these adjustments are sustainable and have increased efficiency, COVID-19 related challenges remain a significant concern for veterinary practices. Team members are wondering, “Is a post-COVID recession coming?” “How many new pandemic pets can we take?” “Have we, or have we not reached a new normal?” 

Veterinary professionals must juggle these unknowns while tackling burnout, navigating a staff shortage, and addressing so many other challenges that arise in day-to-day practice. 

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AAHA member snapshot

See what AAHA members value most about their membership, and other membership-related findings.

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AAHA research reports

Browse our research recap reports and executive summaries.

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Need a research partner? Have a research project you want to pursue?

We would love to work with you!

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