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AAHA is proudly offering a variety of sessions at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during the annual Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in Las Vegas, NV from February 17–20, 2019. Attend these sessions for a chance to win one FREE YEAR'S subscription to Aspire, then, stop by the AAHA booths (#3909 and #3808) to win additional prizes, chat with an AAHA practice consultant, enjoy savings on AAHA Press products, and more.

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Free Hospital Design Consultation

Monday, February 18, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

AAHA Press Booth #3808
Special guest, Ashley M. Shoults, AIA
Building a new practice? Planning on remodeling? Looking for some simple design tips? Join Ashley M. Shoults, AIA, principal architect at Animal Arts and coauthor of Practical Guide to Veterinary Hospital Design in the AAHA Press booth for a free one-on-one hospital design consultation.
Click here to RSVP.

AAHA-Accredited Member Happy Hour, sponsored by PetWell Partners

Monday, February 18, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

The Palm Room, Four Seasons Hotel
Help us celebrate an exciting "first" for the veterinary profession! Join AAHA and PetWell Partners for an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as we toast PetWell Partners for earning the first-ever AAHA Veterinary Practice Network Accreditation. Unwind with fellow AAHA-accredited members and learn how AAHA and PetWell Partners are teaming up to bring improved business and operational standards to the forefront of the veterinary profession as it trends towards hospital group ownership.
Simply click here to RSVP.

See what AAHA's newest preferred provider can do for you
Tuesday, February 19, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
AAHA Booth #3909
Stop by AAHA booth #3909 to chat with a representative from GuardianVets, AAHA's newest Preferred Business Provider. GuardianVets is an after-hours telephone triage service that helps practices schedule non-emergency visits and directs clients to appropriate emergency care when necessary.

Free Regulatory Compliance Q&A Session

Wednesday, February 20, 9:30–10:30 a.m.

AAHA Press Booth #3808
Special guest, former DEA agent Jack Teitelman, Titan Group founder
Retired DEA Supervisory Special Agent, Jack Teitelman, founder of TITAN Group and widely respected expert on regulatory compliance, will appear at the AAHA Press booth to provide veterinary professionals with compliance information and answer questions regarding proper management and safeguarding of controlled substances, record keeping, and best practices to ensure your facility is operating according to regulatory compliance standards.

Ongoing AAHA specials throughout WVC

AAHA Booths #3909 and #3808

  • AAHA Press specials:
    • Save 15% and receive free shipping (within the U.S.) on all AAHA Press products
    • Subscribe to Trends magazine (as a new subscriber) for one year, and receive your second year's subscription for free
    • Sign up for the Financial and Productivity Pulsepoints, Tenth Edition preorder list to receive 15% off of your future order of this publication (available in March, 2019)
    • Save 30% on Financial and Productivity Pulsepoints, Ninth Edition (onsite only)

  • Talk with an AAHA practice consultant to glean tips on successfully preparing for your next AAHA accreditation evaluation
  • Enroll in AAHA Advantage onsite, and be entered into a drawing to win Seymour Savings, the AAHA Advantage Lion
  • Spin our prize wheel for a chance to win a variety of giveaways. Every spin wins, and grand prizes include a Google Home Mini and an iPad.
  • Register for Connexity by AAHA onsite, and save $50 per registration with promo code 50SHOW
  • Learn about AAHA's newest guidelines and initiatives

Session schedule

Sunday, February 17, 2019

2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines Symposium
Sponsored by Virox Animal Health™

Co-presenter: Amy Johnson, BS, RLATG, LVT: 
Senior Manager, Learning Programs, AAHA

Co-presenter: Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, Ph.D., DACVPM:
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
Moderator: Amy Johnson, BS, RLATG, LVT:
Senior Manager, Learning Programs, AAHA 

This symposium will consist of three separate sessions:
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. 
The Dummies' Guide to Preventing Hospital-Associated Infections
Location: Mandalay Bay I, Level 2

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. 
Protecting Your Patients: The Path to Becoming an Infection Control Rock Star
Location: Mandalay Bay I, Level 2

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Yikes! They Got What? Hot Topics in Infection Control
Location: Mandalay Bay I, Level 2

Monday, February 18, 2019

AAHA Healthy Workplace Culture Initiative Symposium
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

Primary Presenter: Randy G. Hall, Aspire

Moderator: Amy Johnson, BS, RLATG, LVT:
Senior Manager, Learning Programs, AAHA

This symposium will consist of four separate sessions:
7:30 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.
Culture: What is it and Why Does it Matter? 
Location: Mandalay Bay D, Level 2

8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Culture: Employee Engagement and Retention
Location: Mandalay Bay D, Level 2

9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Required Exhibit Hall Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Culture: Defining the One That’s the Best Fit for Your Practice
Location: Mandalay Bay D, Level 2

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Culture and the Bottom Line
Location: Mandalay Bay D, Level 2

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Veterinary Technician Track
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

Primary Presenter: Rachel Poulin, RVT, VTS (SAIM):
Director of Operations, Amerivet
Moderator: Amy Johnson, BS, RLATG, LVT:
Senior Manager, Learning Programs, AAHA

10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
The First Ever: Diabetic Games
Location: Mandalay Bay I, Level 2


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Dentistry Track

Primary Presenter: Christopher Snyder, DVM, DAVDC:
Diplomat of the American Veterinary Dental College, Section Head, Dentistry and Oral Surgery

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
How Dental Guidelines Can “Guide” You to Best Practices
Location: South Seas E, Level 3

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