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NVA is a leading global veterinary community of more than 1,400 veterinary hospitals and pet resorts united in the love of animals and the people who love them. Our animal care ecosystem spans the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Rooted in a culture of compassion, innovation and collaboration, NVA champions each hospital's unique culture and provides the support and opportunities veterinary teams need to deliver exceptional care to pets and their families.
Our hospitals and veterinary teams are our priority
Caring for animals is a tremendous responsibility that we take seriously. The patients and families we serve depend on us, and our hospitals are critical to the communities and neighborhoods they serve.
By supporting our hospitals and teams, we empower them to provide the best medicine for animals in their communities. The ways we care for our people are inclusive of:
Expansive wellness programs including our trademarked Health of Healers Program.
Empowering our veterinarians to direct the best course of medicine for each patient.
A culture of collaboration and support by connecting local medical teams with each other fostering knowledge sharing, support, and professional development.
NVA reaffirms commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and creating a welcoming culture where colleagues can bring their whole selves to work
National Veterinary Associates (NVA) is proud to announce that it has signed the Pride Veterinary Medical Community (PrideVMC) Gender Identity Bill of Rights, reinforcing our community’s commitment to promoting a welcoming work environment for all team members, new hires and job candidates. At NVA, we celebrate diversity and strongly believe that all LGBTQ+ colleagues across our hospitals and pet resorts deserve to be supported in the workplace as the community delivers progressive, compassionate and exceptional medical care for pets and their families.
“NVA is proud to support our team members who are transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming,” said Chief Executive Officer Greg Hartmann. “Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are at the forefront of our culture and critical to NVA’s long-term success. We are pleased to sign the Gender Identity Bill of Rights as the industry unites to support our colleagues and create communities where all are welcome.”
The Gender Identity Bill of Rights establishes fundamental rights for people who are transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming in the veterinary profession. At NVA, our team members have a right to feel safe in their workplace to work free from discrimination and harassment.
“At NVA, we believe that every person has a right to feel welcome and safe at work,” said NVA’s Chief of Human Resources Tami Majer. “As an employer of choice in the veterinary community, signing the Gender Identity Bill of Rights is just one of the ways we are signaling to our teams and potential hires that we want all qualified veterinary professionals to know they have home at NVA.”
NVA Hospital Wins 2022 AAHA Practice of the Year Award
NVA’s Lafayette Veterinary Care Center (LVCC) in Lafayette, Louisiana, was named the 2022 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
AAHA is the only organization in the United States and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that go above and beyond state and provincial regulations. Only 15% of veterinary practices in the U.S. and Canada hold AAHA accreditation, making it a marker for exceptional care across all aspects of veterinary medicine.
LVCC was recognized by the AAHA for its outstanding achievements in workplace culture, patient care, client engagement, and community involvement. For example, they:
Changed doctor’s shifts to have more overlap, which helped with the overflow of walk-ins, work-ins, and emergencies
Increased the pay for employees who worked a shift that started between 4:00 pm and 6:00 am, or any weekend or holiday hours
Implemented a physical and virtual suggestion box to keep the lines of communication open
This year, LVCC also celebrated 50 years of AAHA accreditation. “We have held ourselves to a higher standard for 50 years, and we continue to strive to deliver excellent care for pets and their parents,” said the team.
LVCC’s Vet Nurse Holly Hunt, Dr. Liz Van Bebber, Veterinary Nurse Kortney Ellerbe, and Dr. Garrott Van Bebber accepted the award at the AAHA awards dinner in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday, September 15, 2022.
“This award is for our staff,” said Dr. Garrott Van Bebber. “They do so much adhering to our core values and making sure that client experience is the best part of their day.”
Click here to learn more about LVCC and this prestigious award.