AAHA meeting to highlight team approach

AAHA meeting to highlight team approach

Mar 01, 2003
By dvm360.com staff

Phoenix-The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) reorganized its 70th annual meeting, March 22-26.

The revamped conference includes sessions that invite practice team members to meet together daily to learn to improve their practices. The special sessions will address protection against malpractice, practice accreditation, client compliance, canine vaccine guidelines and economic influences on the profession.

AAHA! Sessions are just one highlight of the more than 300 hours of continuing education for veterinarians, practice managers, technicians and office personnel, AAHA reports.

Highlights of the scientific program are presentations on gastroenterology, dentistry, endocrinology, urology, surgery, dermatology, among other subjects. Additionally, scientific tracks will be developed in collaboration with other veterinary organizations including American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

Interactive hands-on labs will focus on ultrasound, endoscopy, echocardiography and dental radiography.

A headliner for the management program is the new "Evolution of Practice to $1.5 Million and Beyond" track featuring veterinary business experts who will discuss management, ownership options, expansion and exit strategies. The management series also offers tracks in practice culture and professional development.

As another effort to include the entire practice, AAHA is debuting the Client Service Skills program, featuring customer service presentations and designed for front-office staff and office managers.

Sponsors of the meeting include: Hill's Pet Nutrition; Hill's Pet Nutrition Canada; Bayer; Fort Dodge Animal Health; Merial; Pfizer; Vetstream and Waltham.

For information, call (303) 986-2800 or visit the Web site at www.aahanet.org.