How much of your time is actually spent caring for pets, and how much is spent with all of the day-to-day headaches of running your operation? Are you a little tired of spending time finding the best deals on veterinary supplies and services? Are you sure you are receiving reasonable prices from your suppliers and distributors so you can make a decent profit?
If you’re like most of our veterinary hospital owners it’s the bookkeeping, ordering of veterinary supplies, payroll headaches, health insurance decisions, and the myriad other tasks that take away from your core business — your patients and their owners!
You became a veterinarian or started your clinic because you wanted to care for animals. You wanted to be the place that local residents brought their pets to get quality care — that was your calling — that is why you do what you do!
Veterinary Hospitals Association was established in 1984 with one goal in mind - to help improve the landscape for veterinarians. We are a co-op for veterinary supplies and services, created by veterinarians for veterinarians. For over 30 years, VHA has been providing stellar service, ethical cremation, quality products, and yearly rebates to all members.
Highlights Include Keynote Speaker John Sweeney and Leading Sponsors Patterson Veterinary
SOUTH SAINT PAUL, MN--(Marketwired - October 20, 2015) - Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA), will be hosting the 2015 VHA Expo on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 8:00-4:30pm at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minn. This event is expecting to be visited by nearly 300 veterinarians, practice managers, and veterinary technicians, and will be highlighting the newest products, services, and programs in the industry.
Why join VHA?
If you want to spend less time worrying about the day-to-day management of your business and spend more time with people and pets, Veterinary Hospitals Association is for you. We are designed to streamline your business, from ordering products you use every day to sourcing the best prices in services for your business. We provide ethical, reliable cremation services for members, group purchasing power from major veterinary manufacturers, and low-cost continuing education credit opportunities. Whether you're a small, one-doctor mobile veterinarian just looking to order eaches of items or a large multi-doctor facility wanting to bulk buy at lower prices, one call to VHA can do it all.
Veterinary Hospitals Association holds a number of conferences, meetings, and continuing education events each year.
In the spring, our members gather for our Annual Meeting to learn about the latest in the veterinary industry and the goals for VHA for the new year. In the fall, VHA hosts the Annual Expo, where industry leaders, keynote speakers, and vendors come together for an all-inclusive, one-day event. VHA members gather to earn CE credits, learn new strategies and techniques in practice, client, and animal management, and hear updates from industry vendors.
Interested in becoming a sponsor for one of our events, or have an event idea that's new altogether? Please contact VHA today!
With nearly 400 individual clinics and 1,000 veterinarians, clinic owners, practice managers, and purchasing managers as VHA members, there is a strong purchasing power built within the organization. We provide manufacturers a unique opportunity reach our members efficiently and effectively through a number of ways. First, VHA's reputable Veterinary Practice Consultants (VPC's) work directly with members to purchase products, from lab equipment to food for their retail shop. These VPC's share information and critical updates about products from manufacturers to VHA members. In addition, we also keep on stock several thousand SCUs in our own warehouse to deliver products to members on a daily basis.
Through both outlets, manufacturers are uniquely equipped to reach a new audience directly, build brand loyalty, and increase bottom line while providing quality products with valuable margins to our members. In addition, we provide manufacturers special opportunities to directly network with members one-on-one through sponsored events, such as CE dinners or booths at our yearly VHA Expo.
In one calendar year, VHA was able to increase the amount of product sold to our members for one specific manufacturer from $150,000 to $350,000 - an increase of 175%. What can we do for your company?
Fill out the form below to contact our VHA Management Team who will provide more information, answer any questions you have, and get you started on the path to a successful relationship between your company and Veterinary Hospitals Association!
Join the VHAVeterinary Hospitals Association is a group of veterinarians who own their own practices, and we welcome all practice owners to become members of our association.
To get started, please download the following brochures and forms. Your membership payment will need to be received in the VHA office along with your forms and a copy of your veterinary and DEA license. When all are completed, please call VHA at 651-451-6669 for next steps. All applications need approval by the Board of Directors.
The most successful interviewee you will ever meet is the one that is most experienced. Unfortunately, the experience they are bringing to the table is not necessarily work experience but interview experience. These are the folks that jump from job to job, are never satisfied where they are at, or are so miserable to work with that they have trouble holding a job for longer than it takes to get to know them.
Through constant interviewing they’ve learned what questions to expect, what order to expect them in, what the interviewer wants to hear and so on. Using a traditional interview style makes it impossible to weed out the truly exceptional candidates from the truly exceptional interviewee. We in turn become conditioned to expect certain answers and reactions in the interviewing process.
VHA is proud to offer many of our members the multiple resources they need to continue running their practices smoothly and efficiently. To save time and hassle, VHA has compiled a list of necessary resources:
- OSHA SDS Sheets
- Compliance and Regulatory References and Links
- Hazardous Waste Information
- Industry Reference Links
- Medical Records Compliance Information
- OSHA Right to Know
- PCI Compliance
- Radiology Compliances
- Red Flag Rules
- And other complicated compliance issues.
To access these resources, please log in to the VHA member portal.
Members have unrestricted access to all of our educational information, compliance, and regulatory reference materials, as well as direct links to companies and organizations that can service every aspect of your veterinary practice at greatly reduced costs. If you are not a member and would like access to this information, sign up today!