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AAHA Press

AAHA_Press_Logo_NoTag_Color.jpgAAHA Press is the publishing arm of the American Animal Hospital Association, with a mission to provide educational and practical resources for the veterinary profession.

Our bestselling resources include books on practice management, hospital safety, client education, and pet loss in addition to the staples you rely on, such as forms, stickers, and medical records.

Featured and bestselling


AAHA Guide to Creating an Employee Handbook

Easily create a solid foundation for your hospital team with this comprehensive new edition, including exclusive HR resources for managing through COVID-19. 

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Practical Guide to Veterinary Hospital Design

The design of your hospital can help you make the most of your veterinary business. This book is your blueprint to take your hospital to the next level.
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Practice Made Perfect

Master the management and leadership skills needed to lead a thriving practice with the bestselling Practice Made Perfect.

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Vital Statistics Series

The Vital Statistics Series Set—including the brand-new Compensation and Benefits—is here to position your practice for peak performance.

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Mastering a changing world: 4 things your employee handbook should have in advance of a crisis

Mastering a changing world: 4 things your employee handbook should have in advance of a crisis

As we all experience the COVID-19 crisis, the need for an employee handbook has never been clearer. A well-constructed manual provides structure to practice operations, even in uncertain times. Your handbook establishes ground rules that facilitate your ability to educate, guide, and treat your staff fairly and with dignity. When policies and procedures are consistently followed, a handbook also helps to legally protect your practice and ensure your staff has a solid foundation for all working conditions that may arise.


Featured AAHA editors

Amanda L. Donnelly, DVM, MBA, Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD, and Kellie G. Olah, SPHR, SHRM-CP, editors of the AAHA Guide to Creating an Employee Handbook, Fourth Edition

Author Ashley M. Shoults, AIA

Amanda L. Donnelly, DVM, MBA

is a speaker, consultant, and author with more than 30 years of experience in the veterinary profession. She is a second-generation veterinarian who combines her practice experience and business expertise to help veterinarians communicate better with their teams and clients.

Kellie G. Olah, SPHR, SHRM-CP

Kellie G. Olah, SPHR, SHRM-CP

is a nationally certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and serves as the human resource consultant for Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc. She has a combined 15 years of experience in the legal and human resource fields, and previously served as the head of human resources for a large technology company.

Author Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD

Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD

owns Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc., a national consulting firm advising on veterinary business and legal issues. Beginning her career as an equine veterinarian, she transitioned to law in order to advocate for veterinarians.



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AVMA Convention

July 31–August 4, 2020

San Diego, California| Booth TBD

Fetch: Kansas City

August 28–31, 2020

Kansas City, Missouri | Booth TBD


September 30–October 3, 2020 

Denver, Colorado