Orlando, Fla. – The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) announced today that they will team up in 2015 to present VetFolio, as a joint partnership.
VetFolio offers veterinary professionals the greatest amount of content and subject matter expertise in the veterinary profession.
For over 80 years, AAHA has had a history of producing strong educational content and tools that drive practice growth and success. Since 1984, NAVC has been providing quality education for veterinary professionals around the world at the annual North American Veterinary Community Conference. Recognized as the two leading nonprofit associations in the veterinary industry today, AAHA and NAVC have joined forces to offer a comprehensive collection of continuing education resources for veterinary professionals and their health care teams.
In 2014, the AAHA and NAVC leadership teams began the “what if” conversations that quickly led to the realization of the incredible synergy between our organizations in the form of a shared mission, organizational strategy, content development and commitment to the veterinary profession. Each association has an abundance of educational material that collectively will rival and surpass anything currently available to veterinary professionals.
The partnership between the two organizations is a significant advancement both for AAHA and NAVC, and for the veterinary profession as a whole.
“This collaboration is a major accomplishment for AAHA. Our accreditation standards are consistently recognized for boosting the quality of care and customer service, productivity and teamwork of a practice,” said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, CEO of AAHA. “As an organization, AAHA firmly believes that when individual practices grow stronger, the entire profession benefits. VetFolio, powered by AAHA and NAVC will absolutely help practices to grow and our profession thrive.”
In combining forces with NAVC to form VetFolio, all subscribing practices will be able to access AAHA’s in-depth collection of educational and practice management resources, as well as comprehensive resources from the NAVC Conference.
“As two associations committed to continuous education and the highest quality content, the NAVC is proud to join forces with AAHA to present VetFolio, LLC. Not only do we marry hundreds of hours of RACE approved CE with thousands of proceedings, but we are actively developing new courses and certification programs to improve the standards of care,” said Thomas M. Bohn, MBA, CAE, CEO of NAVC.
VetFolio is available to veterinary professionals 24/7 via an online portal, and also offers a doorway to peer networking that’s accessible online, anytime of the day or night, year-round. VetFolio will offer a NAVC Conference special for new subscriptions during the NAVC Conference. AAHA-accredited practices also receive a year-round discount.
Subscription levels are designed with ease-of-access for the veterinary professional in mind:
- NAVC Conference special: Individual subscription: $240 per year (regularly $300)
- NAVC Conference special: Practice subscription: $432 per year (regularly $540)
- AAHA-accredited practices only: $405 per year
About the NAVC
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a non-profit organization that provides world-class professional development for the global veterinary healthcare community. The association’s largest educational initiative, the annual NAVC Conference, hosts more than 16,000 attendees and 350 speakers from more than 70 countries each year. Other educational offerings include VetFolio — its year-round online CE platform for the entire veterinary health care team, NAVC Expeditions, NAVC Institute and several veterinary publications including Today’s Veterinary Practice and NAVC Clinician’s Brief, the official journals of the NAVC, Compendium, Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Therapeutics. The NAVC’s international conference partners include the Asian Pacific Veterinary Conference (APVC), the Latin American Veterinary Conference (LAVC) and Southern European Veterinary Conference (SEVC). Visit NAVC.com for more information.
Founded in 1933 and headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization in the United States and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that meet or exceed state regulations. The Association is well-known among veterinarians for its leadership in the profession, including its high standards for veterinary practices and pet health care, and its professional guidelines. AAHA is dedicated to educating veterinary practice teams through many offerings including VetFolio, a year-round online CE platform designed for the entire veterinary health care team. Visit aaha.org for more information.