2016 AAHA CE Courses

This list consists of all the 2016 AAHA Austin Conference sessions that have been turned into CE. 

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Intervertebral Disk Disease in Private Practice

From the painful back/neck to the down dog, in this session we will review how to manage suspected intervertebral disk disease cases in private practice. We will not only cover the “gold standard” approach, but a realistic, practical approach recognizing immediate referral is not feasible for every client.This course was originally presented as a session at AAHA Austin 2016.

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Critical Conversations, Creative Conflict and Accountability: Taking Healthy Hospitals to the Next Level

Good leaders understand their role in creating a culture where team members speak the truth and accept responsibility for their actions. Examine how leaders can promote an environment where all employees willingly engage in the tough conversations and demonstrate the ownership necessary for achieving desired results.This course was originally presented as a session at AAHA Austin 2016.Supported and produced by educational grants from Hill's in conjunction with AAHA Austin 2016.

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What is a Leader?

This initial introduction examines “Who are The Leaders in Your Practice”? This roundtable presentation will explore different styles of leadership, with an in-depth look at who the leaders are in a practice and what leadership means. Incorporated into this section is an individual assessment of strengths and opportunities for improvement. The impact of generational teams and the relationship with leadership will also be examined.This course was originally presented as a session at AAHA...

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Feline Cardiomyopathies

Does this murmur in a cat mean anything? This session will review the common feline cardiomyopathies and provide current guidelines for the management of acute emergencies and long-term therapy.This course was originally presented as a session at AAHA Austin 2016.

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ECG's & Treating Common Arrhythmias

Don’t send out an ECG to be reviewed, interpret it yourself! This session will give a review of ECG interpretation and then use case examples to highlight the treatment of common arrhythmias in dogs and cats. This course was originally presented as a session at AAHA Austin 2016.

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The Cycle of Practice Ownership – Avoiding “The Ownership Burden” - Finding the Right Work-Life Balance

You like being a practice owner, but you are looking for more work-life balance. Should you hire an additional associate and cut back to part-time? Is it possible to run a successful practice while only working part-time? Would you be better off taking on a business partner to share the ownership and management responsibility? This session will discuss the keys to maintaining a successful practice through clear leadership, effective delegation and a culture of team-based healthcare delivery....

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The Cycle of Practice Ownership – Using Management Tools for Practice Success

Much like we use diagnostic tests to assess an animal’s health, it is important to know how to assess the health of your practice. This practice session will introduce you to basic financial statements, how to measure profitability, and its importance to the long-term success of your practice. We will also discuss industry resources and benchmarks such as the Veterinary Fee Reference and the Financial & Productivity Pulsepoints and how they can be used or misused as a diagnostic tool. In...

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The Cycle of Practice Ownership – The Ownership Proposition

Is practice ownership right for you? Practice ownership can impact your career, from both the financial and personal perspective. We will present the pros and cons of buying an existing practice compared to starting a new practice. Barriers to ownership, particularly student debt, will be addressed. The price you pay for a practice has a profound impact on your success as an owner. Therefore, it is critical not to overpay for a practice. This session will point out real valuation errors that...

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The Cycle of Practice Ownership – Selling Your Practice

If you are like most veterinarians, your practice is a major part of your retirement plan. Therefore, it is critical to understand what your practice is worth, who the potential buyers are, and if there is a “best” time to sell. This session will help you understand the components of practice value and how you can influence them. We will discuss corporate consolidators and whether or not your practice could be a potential candidate for this type of sale. We will help you be better prepared...

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