Endorsed by several key veterinary organizations and industry partners, including the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA), and VetPartners, the AAHA/VMG Chart of Accounts is the standard for classifying and aggregating revenue, expense, and balance sheet accounts in small-animal veterinary practice.
The American Animal Hospital Association is looked to as a leader in the veterinary industry; as such, veterinary professionals and the veterinary industry rely upon our opinions and stances on topics relating to companion animal health and welfare. Often, other organizations publish position statements that AAHA agrees with. Rather than reinvent that position, the association endorses what the other organizations have already done.
The American Animal Hospital Association supports the concept of veterinary hospitals as essential businesses that provide critical healthcare to companion animals, horses, and livestock, as well as vital public health monitoring and management of potential animal illnesses. Veterinary services are essential to the wellbeing of pet owners, who rely on companion animals and think of them as family members, and to the public, as veterinarians often are on the frontlines in animal welfare and food-supply safety, as well as in issues related to animal-human interaction. Adopted by the American Animal Hospital Association Board of Directors March 2020.
Every veterinary team is currently experiencing a surge of stress and exhaustion. It’s important to ensure that managers and team members are creating a psychologically safe workplace to help everyone cope with these changes.
Veterinary Visionaries is a collaboration of veterinary associations coming together to share ideas, co-create solutions, and form a unified front to face the future by providing common ground and collective leadership in a time when the profession faces unrelenting challenges and evolving opportunities.
“Think of things from the pet’s perspective,” said Chelsea McGivney, DVM. “They can just fall asleep in the bed that they love, in a familiar environment, surrounded by loved ones.”
Zoetis is donating 11,000 doses of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine to nearly 70 zoos across the United States. One of them is AAHA accredited.
“The cool thing about the weight-loss plan generator is that veterinarians or technicians can use it to generate a nutrition prescription,” says Caitlin DeWilde, DVM.