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An Afternoon with Dr. Andy Roark

February 4, Rosen Centre Hotel
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Join Dr. Roark for his inspiring symposium sessions:
• Playing the Hand You’re Dealt: Building Culture in Established Teams
• The Art of Change Management
• How to Be the Toughest Mutha in Veterinary Medicine (and Happy)

2017 AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines & Implementation

Opinions often clash between “pet experts” and veterinary professionals on the topic of canine vaccinations.  Renew your confidence to stand behind your scientifically driven protocols by diving into AAHA’s updated Canine Vaccination Guidelines at VMX in this 2-day event.

The AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines:  2017 Updates & Insights

February 4, 9:00-11:45 a.m. Rosen Centre Hotel 
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2017 marks the introduction of significantly revised and expanded AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines. A thorough, easily accessible online educational and clinical tool for the veterinary profession, AAHA’s newly developed web-based resource has been designed to meet the current and changing needs regarding the selection and administration of canine vaccines. This interactive presentation addresses key updates and controversies, including recommended protocols, overdue vaccinations, antibody testing, legal considerations, adverse reactions, vaccine storage and handling, changes to vaccine labels, and more. Speakers include Link Welborn, DVM, DABVP and Richard Ford, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVPM (Hon)

Bring the Newly Updated AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines to Life in All Areas of Your Practice

February 5, 9:00-11:45 a.m. Rosen Centre Hotel
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Keep patients healthier longer when the AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines come to life in your practice. Told through the unique viewpoints and experiences of veterinarian, practice owner, and chair of the AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines Task Force, Link Welborn, DVM, DABVP; certified veterinary practice manager, Brian Conrad, CVPM; and veterinary technician specialist, Liza Wysong Rudolph, BAS, CVT, VTS-CP, this interactive session will take a page from three AAHA-accredited practices that live and breathe these guidelines every day. Following presentations from each, the speakers will come together as a panel to answer questions and tackle controversial topics. You’ll walk away from this session ready to create a cohesive, consistent, and clear vaccination protocol and arm your staff with specific, advocacy-driven answers to the ever-present question, “Why vaccinate?”

Explore, Connect, and Grow with AAHA

February 5, Rosen Centre Hotel

AAHA is committed to staying on the forefront of change and elevating the standard of care within all veterinary practices. From a membership transition and a new conference model to a focus on creating  healthy practice cultures and reimagining the accreditation process, AAHA is shaping the future of the veterinary industry. Get updates on all that has been happening with AAHA and how it benefits your practice in this exciting session. 

AAHA Champions: working together to promote your accreditation

February 2, Rosen Centre Hotel

Join us and your fellow Champions for an exclusive dinner and help us spread the word about AAHA accreditation! RSVP is required. Reserve your spot today!


February 4–6, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Rosen Centre Hotel
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Have questions about AAHA programs? Hungry? Just need to recharge? Take a break in the AAHA@VMX Lounge and interact with learning facilitators, mingle with colleagues and AAHA board members, grab a snack or beverage, and learn more about AAHA membership and benefits.

Sunrise Sessions

February 4–6, Rosen Centre Hotel

Need a little extra shuteye but don’t want to miss out on early-morning education? AAHA@VMX sunrise sessions are for you! Held from 7:00–7:50 a.m. in the Rosen Centre Hotel, these sessions provide a convenient option for breakfast CE. Limited seating available.

Register to attend AAHA@VMX

  1. Register through the VMX website
  2. Check the box to indicate your status as an AAHA member 
  3. Reserve your room at the Rosen Centre Hotel (AAHA@VMX headquarters), using the booking link in your confirmation email from VMX
  4. If you book your room at the Rosen Centre through the VMX hotel page, you will need the AAHA access code. Call the AAHA team for more information at 800-883-6301.
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