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Healthy Workplace Culture Initiative

AAHA’s Healthy Workplace Culture Initiative

AAHA has always defined excellence in veterinary care. Now we want to extend that to include excellence in workplace culture and team member wellbeing.

The challenge of achieving professional wellbeing is widely recognized as a critical issue within the veterinary profession as mental health issues, such as depression, career burnout, compassion fatigue, and suicide, have become an increasingly concerning problem.

To address this issue, AAHA is proud to announce the launch of the Healthy Workplace Culture Initiative. While several veterinary organizations have taken steps to address mental health issues by focusing efforts on the importance of identifying challenges and seeking professional support, AAHA’s initiative takes a different approach, instead focusing on prevention of these issues by promoting a healthy workplace culture and wellbeing in the veterinary hospital.

Benefits of a healthier practice culture include:

  • Decreased employee turnover due to increased employee satisfaction
  • Increased staff productivity due to improved engagement, processes, and communication
  • Improved individual wellbeing as a result of inspiring team members to find more purpose in the profession they love
  • Elevated reputation of the practice as it becomes an employer of choice, attracting and retaining top talent

Most importantly, a healthier practice culture will improve patient care and client satisfaction.

We hope the resources we provide here will serve as a springboard for discussion and lead to action that will make a difference in your personal and professional lives. Be well!

AAHA’s Guide to Veterinary Practice Team Wellbeing
The Link Between Healthy Workplace Culture and Optimal Personal Wellbeing
  • Download PDF of Roundtable Discussion

A better culture, coming to a practice near you!

Do you know how your team really feels? AAHA and management consulting firm, The Coffman Organization (TCO) are teaming up to help you find out.

Using personalized employee engagement insights, recommendations, and tools, the AAHA Culture Connection:

  • Allows team members to see their own role in creating a positive culture through partnership and teamwork
  • Equips managers with the information they need to assess the effectiveness of their practice culture today
  • Prepares the team to take ownership of the culture needed to meet the challenges of tomorrow

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of one of the most important professional initiatives of our time.

More details coming soon!




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