AAHA analyzes veterinary economy

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Oct 12, 2001
By dvm360.com staff

Denver-Despite corporate layoffs, reduced consumer spending and hints of a recession in the national economy, the small animal practice slice of the economy remains bright, according to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

The AAHA Leading Practice Report reveals that the majority of small animal practices surveyed report growth for the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2000, AAHA says.

Dr. John Albers, executive director of AAHA, says, "The spiraling U.S. economy doesn't seem to have a tremendous impact on small animal practice. Most practices that we surveyed report growth, and many have plans for major equipment purchases and an increase in staff size this year."

The AAHA Leading Practice Report surveyed more than 900 AAHA members. The detailed report provides actual practice revenue changes, forecasts spending plans for the practice, summarizes gross revenue changes for outpatient services, surgery, hospitalization, laboratory, radiography/diagnostic testing, heartworm/flea product sales, therapeutic diet sales and non-therapeutic diet sales.

For more information or to purchase a copy ($1,950 apiece), contact AAHA at (303) 986-2800, ext. 249.