Denver-The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is debuting National Staff Meeting audio conferences this spring to cut down on practitioners' amount of travel.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is debuting National Staff Meeting audio conferences this spring to cut down on practitioners' amount of travel.
The one-hour sessions will be conducted by telephone, enabling the entirepractice team to participate while remaining in the comfort of their practice.
"National staff meetings fulfill a key training need within allveterinary practices without requiring travel of more than an hour awayfrom patients and clients," says Dr. Link Welborn, AAHA president-elect.
The next conference, "Canine vaccination guidelines: What are they,and what do they mean for your practice?" (see cover story of thisissue), is slated for April 3. The phone event will review the recentlydeveloped AAHA Guidelines for Canine Vaccination, which are slated for releasethis spring.
Dr. Carin Smith will present a conference on staff communication challenges,April 29.
On May 14, the topic is "Managing poisoning emergencies," featuringDr. Kevin Fitzgerald of Animal Planet's "Emergency Vets."
AAHA Executive Director Dr. John Albers plans to present "Gainingclient acceptance of healthcare recommendations," June 12. A recentAAHA study showed that few clients follow through on veterinarians' recommendationsfor care. Albers will discuss the findings as well as how to improve onclient compliance.
All meetings are scheduled for 1 p.m. (EST). Registration includes 60minutes of CE, two Q&A sessions; an audiotape following the event; andhandouts from AAHA. Call (800) 883-6301 for more information.