American Animal Hospital Association

Published: 17 Nov 2021


Connexity 2021, Sept. 22-25, Scottsdale, Arizona


The meeting offered topical sessions, including “What Should I Feed My Dog?,” “Putting the 2021 AAHA Nutrition and Weight Management Guidelines to Work,” and “Where Did All Our Veterinary Staff Go? Ways of Building Your Team.” Also on offer was the interactive workshop “Anesthesia Simulation.”


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


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

Dr. Adam Hechko, North Royalton, Ohio, president; Dr. Margot K. Vahrenwald, Denver, president-elect; Dr. Mark Thompson, Eden, Wisconsin, vice president; Dr. Dermot Jevens, Greenville, South Carolina, secretary-treasurer; Dr. Pamela Nichols, West Bountiful, Utah, immediate past president; Garth Jordan, Lakewood, Colorado, chief executive officer; and directors—practice manager Cheryl Smith, Galway, New York; Dr. Scott Driever, Sugar Land, Texas; and Dr. Will Draper, Atlanta

Members of the ZimmVet team
Members of the ZimmVet team and Garth Jordan, AAHA chief executive officer.