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June 14, 2022

PetSmart’s new ownership model includes AAHA-accreditation

PetSmart kicked off the trend of offering veterinary services in retail stores back in 1994. Now they're revolutionizing the market again with an independent business ownership model that allows veterinarians to open their own AAHA-accredited practice inside a PetSmart location.

June 18, 2022

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Making Time for Mental Health

Veterinary medicine is chock-full of goal-oriented people who are accustomed to doing well in school, meeting challenges head-on, and problem-solving their way through emotional and difficult days. I’m like that too, which means when I find something that doesn’t come naturally to me, I tend to do everything I can to avoid it.    This has been my relationship with any mindfulness or meditation practice I’ve ever tried.

October 02, 2017

AAHA Healthy Workplace Culture Initiative seeks to address mental health issues within veterinary profession

Mental health issues such as depression, career burnout, compassion fatigue, and even suicide have become an increasingly concerning problem in the veterinary profession. To address this issue, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is proud to announce the launch of the Healthy Workplace Culture Initiative. The initiative will address wellbeing from an alternative perspective that utilizes a positive, proactive approach to help prevent or mitigate mental health issues in veterinary practice teams.

July 30, 2022

Don't miss AAHA at AVMA!

If you’re at AVMA on Monday morning, come check out three hours of working and service dog talks presented by AAHA, including a panel discussion and Q&A!  

November 21, 2022

The 3 stages of employee retention

In the current veterinary hiring market, job-hopping hardly has any stigma anymore—so what does that mean for keeping your best employees? Stacy Pursell, CPC, CERS, of The Vet Recruiter breaks down the three stages of retention.

December 28, 2022

Top 10 NEWStat of 2022: #5–1

Topics that most interested NEWStat readers in the past year included stories on how clients perceive scrubs versus lab coats, staffing shortages, and some not-so-mysterious cases of parvo.

December 30, 2022

2023: The Year of the Team

The future of vet med is team-based and patient-centered, writes AAHA Chief Medical Officer Jessica Vogelsang, DVM. Grab a chocolate chip cookie and get ready for 2023, the “Year of the Team.”

January 03, 2023

Bringing One Health to life through education and advocacy

When Deborah Thomson, DVM, graduated from veterinary school, she had no inkling she would start a global nonprofit, speak and teach internationally, or publish a book on science communication. NEWStat columnist Emily Singler, VMD, hopes others in vet med will follow her lead.

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