Randy Hall is the founder of Aspire, which offers online leadership and management courses designed to help create a thriving practice culture. Aspire is a proud partner of AAHA’s Healthy Workplace Culture Initiative. The initiative helps veterinary teams create a work environment that fosters overall wellbeing. You can learn more about Aspire and AAHA’s Healthy Workplace Culture Initiative by visiting aaha.org/culture.
“As an owner, sometimes you think everything’s fine, but you don’t really know what’s actually happening between the staff members when you’re not there,” says Rebecca Korven, DVM. Korven, owner of AAHA-accredited Celtic Creatures Veterinary Hospital in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, knew everything wasn’t fine at her practice, but she didn’t know why, although she had her suspicions.
When your patients need you, will you be there? There’s an app for that. AAHA has named BabelBark, a pet-related application software developer, as the exclusive provider of veterinarian-to-pet healthcare monitoring and communication applications and services for all of its AAHA-accredited hospitals across Canada and the United States.
The world of veterinary dentistry is complex and ever changing. To help you navigate it, AHHA has just released an update to the 2013 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. Created with the goals of decreasing oral pain and improving the quality of life for companion animals, the 2019 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats help veterinary practitioners expand upon their current client education efforts,
Crushing student debt. Burnout. Compassion fatigue. Employee turnover. Starting salaries that barely pay the bills. Unhappy clients who publicly shame you online. These are just some of the challenges facing today’s veterinary professionals. And they can all be daunting. That’s why promoting a healthy workplace culture at your practice has never been more important. Now, Merck Animal Health and AHHA are working together to help you do exactly that.
“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).
What you need to know about the 2020 AAHA/AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines , straight from the Task Force chair.
AAHA recently named VetSuccess a Preferred Business Provider for analytics, practice performance reports, and dashboards. VetSuccess harnesses vast amounts of veterinary data to serve up reliable, consistent, and easy-to-understand metrics to veterinary practices based on the information already in their practice management software (PMS).
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.
“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.”