“I learned more in this 1 year than I think I learned in the past 10 years of managing the practice,” says Kate Parker, part-owner and hospital manager at Animal Urgent Care in Arvada, Colorado, and a recent graduate of the Veterinary Management Institute (VMI).
You can help shape the future of veterinary medicine by joining the AAHA Board of Directors. And there are benefits—both tangible and developmental—for you.
“Accreditation isn’t just about checking boxes off a task list—it’s a process of continuous improvement,” said AAHA CEO Garth Jordan. "All the finalists are committed to not only being the best they can be, but to raising that bar year after year to keep up with changes to medicine and practice management."
“That first year’s disheartening for many of us,” Jessica Vogelsang, DVM, told NEWSta t about starting out in the veterinary profession. “It really is. But the worst part is, it doesn’t end there.”
From food trucks, giveaways, and parking lot celebrations to matching outfits and lots of baked goods, veterinary practices across the US and Canada are celebrating their American Animal Hospital Association accreditation today.
You won’t find this particular tip in the 2021 AAHA Nutrition and Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats —not in so many words, anyway . . .
PetWell Partners, a Houston-based national veterinary practice network, has become the first organization to earn Practice Network Accreditation from AAHA. AAHA’s Practice Network Accreditation is a new model for assessing and recognizing excellence throughout an organization that owns or operates multiple veterinary practices.
No two dogs are alike, and their veterinary care should be as individualized as they are. To help veterinary practitioners tailor the care they provide each patient and efficiently guide preventive healthcare strategies based on each canine patient’s unique needs, AAHA has released the 2019 AAHA Canine Life Stage Guidelines .
“I had no idea what I was getting into going to a virtual conference,” said Coral Ware, CVT. Here’s how it went.
“When I first entered the profession, I didn’t actually think about how homogeneous it was,” says Tierra Price, DVM, MPH. Once she did, she decided to do something about it.