AAHA releases first veterinary guidelines for working, assistance, and therapy dogs Lakewood, CO — November 1, 2021 —Dogs play critical roles in keeping our communities safe and running smoothly. They serve on the frontlines in the military and in emergency response situations, and they help us sniff out everything from explosives to narcotics and contraband to medical conditions with their sense of smell that is capable of detecting odor at 1 to 2 parts per trillion—between 10,000 to 100,000 times better than humans.
Effective pain management is an essential component of compassionate care in canine and feline veterinary medicine. As our understanding of different treatment modalities continues to evolve, the American Animal Hospital Association has updated its recommendations to reflect the most current research and best practices relating to pain management.
Antimicrobial resistance due to antibiotic overuse and misuse is a growing threat to human and animal health. Recognizing the important role veterinary teams play in helping keep this danger at bay, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) have published their joint recommendations for safeguarding our antibiotics and preventing antimicrobial resistance.
AAHA presents the award each year in collaboration with the Association of American Veterinary Medical College’s Primary Care Veterinary Educators to recognize a fourth-year AAHA student member who shows outstanding clinical proficiency in veterinary primary care. All fourth-year students attending a veterinary college with an AAHA-accredited teaching hospital are eligible.
“Our proprietary platforms, including our rhapsody PIMS, natively use the AAHA chart of accounts to provide actionable, deep, and integrity-rich data to veterinary teams. This collaboration is yet another way AAHA and Petabyte’s suite of products are helping veterinary practices deliver the highest quality of care,” says Huneke. “We’re excited to share AAHA Benchmarking with the entire veterinary industry.”
“We are committed to partnering with veterinary organizations worldwide to raise the global standard of veterinary care,” says Garth Jordan, CEO of AAHA. “AAHA standards are readily adopted locally with appropriate adaptations, providing a common language and ‘North Star’ for all veterinary practices regardless of their location.”
"The 2022 AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines are an important update to one of our most frequently referenced manuscripts,” says Jessica Vogelsang, DVM, Chief Medical Officer, American Animal Hospital Association. “The guidelines contain updates on recommended vaccination protocols based on age, lifestyle, and the increasing prevalence of certain diseases such as leptospirosis. We're proud to offer this framework to help veterinary teams create personalized recommendations of what is 'Core for You' and essential for your pet's health."
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — Lafayette Veterinary Care Center in Lafayette, Louisiana has been named the 2022 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Lakewood, Colo. (September 19, 2022) — NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) welcomed a new president and a new director to the AAHA Board of Directors during the sold-out Connexity(R) by AAHA conference, held in Nashville, Tennessee.