AAHA acquires My Veterinary Career

AAHA acquires My Veterinary Career

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Oct 14, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
Lakewood, Colo. — The American Animal Hospital Assocation (AAHA) has acquired the assets of My Veterinary Career (MVC) in an effort to lower a reported 30 percent rate of turnover in the veterinary profession.

“AAHA prides itself on remaining on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine and that means continually looking for innovative ways to serve our members so that they can better serve their patients and clients,” says Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, AAHA chief executive officer and executive director. “Veterinary medicine continues to be plagued by high turnover rates. We know that turnover has many negative effects on a practice including the bottom line, the culture, patient care, and customer service.”

Created in 2008 by Stith Keiser, a former veterinary hospital administrator, MVC is a job-search tool for the veterinary profession that matches veterinarians, practice managers and technicians.

“The MVC matchmaking process seeks to put veterinary professionals and practices together that have a high probability for a successful relationship,” says Cavanaugh. “That means finding a position where the recent graduate or experienced veterinarian, technician, or practice manager will not want to leave after the first year.”

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.