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  • AAHA Nashville 2017: Sunday highlights

    What’s on your playlist? With so much to see and do at AAHA Nashville 2017, creating the perfect conference lineup is no easy task. Check out a few of our must-see sessions and events here or see the full setlist at aaha.org/nashville. AAHA-Accredited Practice Breakfast: What makes a champion? For marketing executive and professional speaker, Kevin Brown, being a hero is about being your best whe...

  • Ninth edition of Financial and Productivity Pulsepoints now available

    When it comes to your hospital’s profitability, benchmarking is a powerful tool. By comparing your practice’s production and financial results with those of similar practices, you can evaluate your practice against industry standards, eliminate gaps in performance, and ensure your hospital is positioned for continued growth. In addition to fresh data from practices across the country, the ninth ed...

  • Create a powerful online presence with free tools

    Research has shown that pet owners rely heavily on the internet to help them evaluate and choose veterinary care providers. Every practice needs an effective web presence if they are going to attract and keep clients. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), an alliance of more than 100 veterinary associations, veterinary colleges, and animal health companies focused on preventive care led by AAHA and the...

  • New from VetFolio: AAHA End-of-Life Care Guidelines

    Earn CE on your time. Check out the newest web conferences available on demand from VetFolio. AAHA End-of-Life Care Guidelines Available through March 5, 2017 Speakers: Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, BS, and Brenda Stevens, DVM, DABVP (C/F) For many pet owners, the events surrounding their pets’ final life stages are as important and meaningful as the sum of all the care provided by the veterinary he...

  • New to veterinary management? VMS can help!

    Veterinary practices are complex, and managing one is never easy. Designed specifically to meet the needs of new and up-and-coming manager, AAHA’s Veterinary Management School (VMS) will lead you to success. VMS covers veterinary-specific business curriculum, including: Basic accounting and practice finance Behavioral styles and communication Employment law Internal and external marketing Invento...

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  • Get your accreditation questions answered at AAHA Nashville 2017

    Ready to set the stage for success? Spend some time getting to know AAHA in Nashville! Located in the middle of the Exhibit Hall, AAHA Central has all the information you need about accreditation, AAHA Advantage, our 2018 conference, and more. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the AAHA practice consultants and get answers to all your questions—from marketing and practice design to making t...

  • AAHA’s newly accredited practices, January and February 2017

    Help us welcome the latest group of veterinary hospitals to achieve AAHA accreditation! These teams have gone above and beyond to meet the highest standards in veterinary medicine. This list includes practices evaluated from January 15–February 14, 2017. North Valley Pet Hospital, Fort Mohave, AZ Loyal Companions, St. Charles, IL St. Francis Hospital for Animals, Charlotte, NC Harbor Point Animal...

  • AAHA Nashville 2017: Saturday highlights

    What’s on your playlist? With so much to see and do at AAHA Nashville 2017, creating the perfect conference lineup is no easy task. Check out a few of our must-see sessions and events here or see the full setlist at aaha.org/nashville. Emergency and Critical Care: The first two sessions in this track are intended to provide an overview of basic veterinary electrocardiography applicable to the eme...

  • But what should I write about?

    As the blogging manager for Beyond Indigo Pets, I am asked one question over and over: “What should I blog about?” For those who elect to tackle the task of blogging in-house, the first wave of inspiration often comes easy, but the idea of coming up with new topics after those first blogs are posted can be daunting. With a little preplanning, though, putting together an editorial calendar (or topi...

  • AAHA endorses occupational safety guide

    Zoonotic diseases are recognized occupational hazards faced by veterinary professionals on a daily basis. That’s why the AAHA Board of Directors recently voted to endorse the Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel, 2015. Developed by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) Veterinary Infection Control Com...

  • What it means to be AAHA: Identifying our culture

    In October, AAHA announced it would transition to an accredited-only hospital membership model by July 2018. This means AAHA will no longer recognize nonaccredited practice team membership—only accredited practice teams and individual members. We are thrilled this new model will allow us to focus on our accredited members. As we bring our focus back to our accredited members, AAHA staff is committ...

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  • AAHA Nashville 2017: Friday highlights

    What’s on your playlist? With so much to see and do at AAHA Nashville 2017, creating the perfect conference lineup is no easy task. Check out a few of our must-see sessions and events here or see the full setlist at aaha.org/nashville. Fear Free: In the first half of this track, veterinary behaviorist, Lisa Radosta, will discuss the top five challenges to becoming a Fear Free practice and how to ...

  • Accredited practices: Are you taking advantage of AAHA’s hospital locator?

    The AAHA-Accredited Hospital Locator is a free tool for accredited practices. Available to potential clients through our pet owner website and the Red Cross Pet First Aid app, it helps generate referrals by allowing pet owners to find an accredited hospital near them—but it will only benefit you if the contact information in your AAHA profile is correct. To ensure we’re displaying the correct cont...

  • AAHA Pack Trip: Let’s have an adventure!

    Want to improve your practice management and finance skills? Love the great outdoors? Don’t miss the AAHA Adventure CE Pack Trip, July 27–30 in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The four-day, three-night trip includes 10–12 hours of practice management CE in a small group setting, plus great food, professional guides, and comfortable accommodations provided by Wolverine Creek Outfitters. Based on g...

  • A case for background checks

    Background screening is an essential part of the hiring process and a valuable tool that helps identify an applicant’s qualifications. Employers have an obligation to learn about the candidates they are evaluating for hire and a duty to ensure an individual does not have an adverse history that could raise a red flag for potential harm to a business or post a safety risk to others. Businesses that...

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  • AAHA Nashville 2017: Thursday highlights

    What’s on your playlist? With so much to see and do at AAHA Nashville 2017, creating the perfect conference lineup is no easy task. Check out a few of our must-see sessions and events here or see the full setlist at aaha.org/nashville. Opening Session: Ready to hear something new? Join us for an exclusive look at the state of our association and to hear fresh, new data from pet owners that will i...

  • Last call: Transform your management skills, career, and practice

    Veterinary Management Institute’s (VMI) executive-level veterinary management program provides a unique opportunity for you to learn and grow with your colleagues through real-world veterinary case studies, interactive breakout sessions, and dynamic group discussions and lectures. You’ll come away with skills you can implement immediately to transform your practice—and gain a competitive advantag...

  • Free online tools will help with forward booking

    Has your practice implemented a forward booking procedure? In collaboration with the Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE), Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) is offering free, downloadable tools to help your practice create an effective forward booking system, including the Ready. Set. Go! Forward Booking Initiative, an array of ready-to-use resources for implementing forward booking at t...

  • Demanding clients: Who the heck do they think they are?

    Customer loyalty is in the midst of a paradigm shift, but many loyalty firms and so-called “customer loyalty experts” have been slow to change. Like very few vertical markets, the veterinary industry can leverage new customer mindsets and mobile technology because pets are such an important part of people’s lives. Since industry leaders are not as fully aware of this paradigm as they should be, th...

  • What can AAHA accreditation do for you?

    AAHA-accredited practice teams are Champions for Excellent Care—but why did they choose to pursue accreditation in the first place? In this video, your colleagues share their thoughts on the accreditation process and what it has done for their hospitals and staff. Considering accreditation? You’re closer than you think. Learn more at aaha.org/becomeaccredited.

  • AAHA Champions success story: Not "just a vaccine clinic"

    Military Working Dog, Rico, retired after nine years of dedicated service and is now living the good life as a civilian with his former handler. As 1 of only 10 accredited military veterinary hospitals in the US, Dover Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility cares for some of the armed forces’ most important animals, including decorated military dogs. Still, Capt. Amanda Jeffries, DV...

  • Confessions of a help desk manager

    I have a confession to make. I’m a bit of a rare car enthusiast. It’s even affected my marriage to a degree. There will be times when I’m looking online and I find a vehicle that I can’t live without, and my husband will give me that look, you know the one, the one that says, “Why are you even thinking about buying this?” “Well,” I say to him, “let me talk to Buzz.” Buzz is my mechanic. For the pa...

  • AAHA Champions video series: Meg’s Story

    Working pets have important jobs to do—and it’s up to their owners and AAHA-accredited veterinary teams to keep them healthy. Through heartwarming and personal tales of friendship, AAHA’s newest video series puts the spotlight on pet owners to illustrate the important role veterinary care plays in the human-animal bond. The fourth video in this series takes a look at the symbiotic relationship bet...

  • Gain insights to make your practice thrive at AAHA Nashville 2017

    Are you maximizing your profitability? If not, or if you believe there’s room for improvement, join us and your like-minded peers at the AAHA Nashville 2017 Business Insights Reception on Thursday, March 30. Enjoy beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of AAHA and chat informally with experts in communications, pet care funding, inventory management, payment processing, retirement planning, risk ...

  • AAHA’s newly accredited practices, December 2016 and January 2017

    Help us welcome the latest group of veterinary hospitals to achieve AAHA accreditation! These teams have gone above and beyond to meet the highest standards in veterinary medicine. This list includes practices evaluated from December 14, 2016–January 15, 2017. The Vet House, Richardson, TX Davis Veterinary Service, Rensselaer, IN Randall Road Animal Hospital, Crystal Lake, IL Animal Clinic of Gra...

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  • Listen up: Registration now open for AAHA Nashville 2017

    Get ready for a CE experience that’s perfectly tuned to you. Registration for AAHA Nashville 2017 is open and we’re featuring a stellar lineup you don’t want to miss. Get a sneak peek at the highlights here and check out the full schedule of management and scientific sessions at aaha.org/nashville. Opening Session: Ready to hear something new? We’re changing up our setlist for an Opening Session ...

  • Marketing for specialty practices

    Online marketing is a fluid experience: Google and Facebook are making changes every day that affect local businesses. Some of those changes are in reaction to new behavioral patterns by consumers. For example, people want to use their mobile devices rather than a standalone device to research and find information. How can a veterinary hospital—especially a specialty practice—handle this morphing ...

  • AAHA Champions success story: Setting the bar for shelter pets

    In 2014, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) in Colorado Springs, Colorado became the first and only animal shelter in the state to have an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital—but veterinary services manager, Julie Crosby, CVT, doesn’t want it to stay that way. “Animal shelters have a unique role in serving as a resource to the community,” Crosby says. For HSPPR, that role includes...

  • Looking for CE? Free workshops are coming to a city near you

    Indispensable Associate Initiative: Professional Skills Workshop Invest in your practice’s future! AAHA, Zoetis, and Hill’s Pet Nutrition have teamed up to present the “Indispensable Associate Initiative: Professional Skills,” a one-day program designed to give 2012–2016 graduates the key business and communication skills they need to lead successful practices. Rockville, Md.—Sept. 28, 2016 Los A...

  • Why your hospital should be AAHA accredited

    When I was a little boy, I remember watching the television show “Bonanza.” (And yes, I’ve been a veterinarian that long—more than 36 years.) There was a commercial for Texaco that aired during the broadcast with the jingle, “You can trust your car to the man who wears the star. The big…bright...Texaco star!” That ad was so successful and so memorable because it conveyed loud and clear—and in rhym...

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  • Give your clients pet behavior resources they can trust

    Behavioral problems such as aggression, elimination disorders, separation anxiety, and noise phobia affect dogs and cats more than any other condition—yet these issues are among the most widely misunderstood by pet owners and practitioners alike. Fortunately, AAHA’s behavior management guidelines and pet behavior brochures can help. The 2015 AAHA Canine and Feline Behavior Management Guidelines pr...

  • New from VetFolio: Blood film evaluation and feline injection site sarcomas

    Get CE on your own schedule. Check out the newest web conferences available on demand from VetFolio. Utilizing Blood Film Evaluation as Part of the Clinical Database Available through October 2, 2016 Speaker: Andrew Rosenfeld, DVM, DABVP (C/F) Brought to you by Abaxis Take a direct approach to blood films to help evaluate a patient’s stability, develop a clinical diagnostic problem list, and gene...

  • Save on auto and home insurance with Answer Financial

    AAHA is pleased to announce a new partnership with Answer Financial, one of the largest, most innovate online auto and home insurance shopping providers in the U.S. With a 99 percent customer satisfaction rating and over 3.4 million homes and autos insured, they make buying insurance quick and easy, helping you do in minutes what used to take hours. An AAHA Member Values Program provider, Answer F...

  • AAHA’s newly accredited practices, August and September 2016

    Help us welcome the latest group of veterinary hospitals to achieve AAHA accreditation! These teams have gone above and beyond to meet the highest standards in veterinary medicine. This list includes practices evaluated from August 15–September 12, 2016. Northwest Pet Clinic (Oro Valley, Ariz.) Raymore Animal Clinic (Raymore, Mo.) Amherst Veterinary Hospital (Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada) Sun Cit...

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  • Is your practice website working for you?

    Margaritas and tortilla chips have a way of making people talk. I recently attended the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) meeting in San Antonio, Texas, where I met a veterinarian who was frustrated by her current practice marketing results. As we drank our margaritas and ate our chips and salsa, Donna shared her marketing issues with me, and the conversation revealed such a profound ...

  • Learn how to protect your practice with a free webinar from GCG Financial

    Have you ever thought about what would happen if your practice lost one of your doctors or key team members? What about if one of your partner veterinarians passed away or wanted to sell their share of the practice? Would your practice survive? How can you protect yourself, your practice, and your staff? Hosted by GCG Financial vice president, Mitch Ratnow, this free webinar will reveal how to use...

  • Survey shows awareness of human-animal bond science linked to improved veterinary care

    The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation and AAHA recently announced the findings of a new survey on how knowledge of the scientific benefits of the human-animal bond impacts the way pet owners care for their companion animals. The survey asked pet owners about their awareness of research that shows pets improve human health and found that this knowledge motivated them to take ...

  • What's trending at Animal Health Digest

    AAHA and Animal Health Digest (AHD) work together to provide weekly industry news to members and veterinary health care teams at no cost. AHD and its weekly email update, Bulletin, feature summaries and key information from more than 150 trade and mainstream media sources to help keep veterinary professionals abreast of the latest industry news. Every market creates its version of the top five or...

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