Our Professional Affiliations

Wignall Animal Hospital and Lowell Veterinary Clinic are proud to be affiliated with the following professional veterinary organizations:

AAHA: American Animal Hospital Association
Wignall Animal Hospital is proud to be a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, the professional veterinary organization focused on professional development, hospital accreditation standards and education for veterinary professionals. Founded in 1933, AAHA aims to improve pet care through the stringent pet care standards that are required for AAHA accreditation.
Visit them online at: http://www.aahanet.org


AVMA: American Veterinary Medical Association
The American Veterinary Medical Association, established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 78,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
Visit them online at: http://www.avma.com


MVMA: Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association
The Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association is the only organization whose primary mission is to represent and assist veterinarians in Massachusetts. Since its founding as the Massachusetts Veterinary Association in 1884, MVMA and its members have provided “professional caring for the health and welfare of animals and society.” Members hail from all aspects of the profession—clinical practitioners, academics, researchers and institutional veterinarians—and from all stages of their careers, from graduation through retirement. Through MVMA, over 1,100 members work together for the common good of veterinary medicine while achieving personal and professional growth.
Visit them online at: http://www.massvet.org/


NHVMA: New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association
The New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association promotes responsible pet ownership and preventive medicine, acts as a liaison with animal welfare groups, advises state government on animal health laws, proposes and monitors legislation pertaining to animal and other related public health issues and works with the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, the New Hampshire Board of Veterinary Medicine and other related public health and human services agencies.
Visit them online at: http://www.nhvma.unh.edu/


AVDS: American Veterinary Dental Society
The American Veterinary Dental Society was founded in 1976 for the purpose of creating a forum for advancing the knowledge, education and awareness of veterinary dentistry among veterinarians, students and the public. Through the AVDS, we are successfully increasing awareness of the importance of this facet of animal medicine.
Visit them online at: http://www.avds-online.org/


VHMA: Veterinary Hospital Management Association
The Veterinary Hospital Management Association is a unique association, created in 1981 by and for veterinary hospital managers. The guiding principles are to pursue excellence in practice management, open channels of communication and create the opportunity to develop friendships between practices. VHMA offers a certification process for veterinary practice managers and conferences exclusively for management.
Visit them online at: http://www.vhma.org


AHS: American Heartworm Society
The mission of the American Heartworm Society is to be the global resource for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heartworm disease.
Visit them online at: http://www.heartwormsociety.org/


AAFP: American Association of Feline Practitioners
The American Association of Feline Practitioners improves the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education and scientific investigation.
Visit them online at: http://www.catvets.com


Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine & Great Bay Community College Veterinary Technology Program
We have a strong internship and mentor program for veterinary technicians and veterinary doctoral students. We are a host site for Great Bay Community College’s veterinary technology program and veterinary schools including Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.