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AAHA Austin Likely to Break Attendance Record

(LAKEWOOD, Colo.) March 3, 2016 – With four weeks to go until the AAHA Austin 2016 Yearly Conference, the American Animal Hospital Association is on the cusp of another record-breaking conference.

As of March 3, 2,367 attendees were registered for the conference. This puts the AAHA Austin 2016 conference on track to break the attendance record set by the AAHA Nashville 2014 conference.

Exhibitor space for the conference sold out the first week in February, with a waitlist for companies still hoping to get space. AAHA will welcome 233 exhibiting companies to the Austin conference.

The AAHA annual conference offers veterinary attendees opportunity to learn practices from industry experts, discover the latest and greatest in products and services, and network with fellow veterinarians and technicians from around the country. 

New at AAHA this year:

  • AAHA will support Austin Dog Alliance, a local Austin charity that trains therapy dogs for special needs. Donations will be raised throughout conference for the organization’s Special Dogs for Special Needs program.
  • Internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author, and innovator Phil Hansen will share how to embrace limitations and use them as the passageway to creativity during the Opening Session keynote address.
  • Larry Smith, creator of the Six-Word Memoir® Project, will deliver the keynote address during the AAHA-Accredited Practice Breakfast.
  • Experts from the Fear FreeSM Advisory Panel of Marty Becker, DVM, will share the why and how of implementing Fear Free practices in veterinary hospitals.
  • AAHA Chief Executive Officer Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP (C/F) will present fresh data on best business practices during the fourth annual AAHA State of the Industry presentation.
  • AAHA will announce the AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year award winners.

The AAHA Austin 2016 Yearly Conference will be held in Austin, Texas March 31 – April 3, 2016. The 2017 conference will be held in Nashville, Tenn. March 30 – April 2.

Media contact

Kate Wessels
Senior Communications Manager

12575 W. Bayaud Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80228
720-616-1783
kate.wessels@aaha.org

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