Each month in NEWStat , we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. Pet Specialists of Monterey owner and founder Greg Marsolais, DVM, MS, DACVS, knew he wanted to open a referral hospital that adhered to the highest standards of veterinary excellence. So he built it from the ground up to be an AAHA-class referral hospital. Their strict adherence to AAHA principles is one of the reasons Pet Specialists of Monterey was named the 2019 AAHA-Accredited Referral Practice of the Year.
Niccole Bruno, DVM, founded blendVET to provide hands-on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) training for veterinary practices—and now blendVET’s “pathway events” at K–12 schools are showing students in underserved communities that they also have a place in vet med.
Small animal veterinary practice barely existed when Dr. Mark Morris, Sr., DVM, helped found AAHA 90 years ago and when his vision launched Hill's Pet Nutrition and the Morris Animal Foundation 75 years ago. Now, his legacy of innovation lives on in their missions.