American Association of Veterinary Hospitals | American Veterinary Medical Association


Connexity 2021, September 22-25, Scottsdale, Arizona


The meeting offered themed sessions including “What Should I Feed My Dog?”, “Put the 2021 AAHA Nutrition and Weight Management Guidelines into Practice,” and “Where Did All Our Veterinary Staff Go?” Ways to build your team. The “Anesthesia Simulation” interactive workshop was also offered.


AAHA Accredited Practice of the Year
ZimmVet in Zimmerman, Minnesota won this award, which recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of teams at AAHA-accredited veterinary practices and celebrates the continued advancements in veterinary medicine. ZimmVet is dedicated to providing quality patient care while striving to build a strong culture of excellence within the team.


Dr. Adam Hechko
Dr. Vahrenwald
Dr. Margot K. Vahrenwald

Dr. Adam Hechko, North Royalton, Ohio, President; Dr. Margot K. Vahrenwald, Denver, elected president; Dr. Mark Thompson, Eden, Wisconsin, vice-president; Dr. Dermot Jevens, Greenville, SC, Secretary Treasurer; Dr. Pamela Nichols, West Bountiful, Utah, Past President; Garth Jordan, Lakewood, Colorado, chief executive officer; and directors—chief of staff Cheryl Smith, Galway, New York; Dr. Scott Driver, Sugar Land, Texas; and Dr. Will Draper, Atlanta

ZimmVet Team Members
ZimmVet team members and Garth Jordan, AAHA CEO.

Benjamin M. Yerger