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Philippine Animal Hospital Association


Address: #5 Kurtante Street, Midtown Subdivision, Marikina City Philippines

Country: Philippines

Region: Asia

Telephone no:


Members: 145

Status: Full

Tier: Tier 1

President: Dr. Jerry Hawson

Rep: Dr. Jerry Hawson


Vision, Mission & Objectives

Non stock, non-profit organization of veterinary clinics and hospitals owned by licensed veterinarians. Acknowledging the need for an association to coordinate the activities and represent the interest of veterinary institutions such as veterinary clinics, veterinary hospitals and veterinary diagnostic laboratories, a group of veterinarians formed the Philippine Animal Hospital Association. Its members
being institutional in character, was therefore represented by one licensed veterinarian each. Associate membership was also instituted for the other veterinarians attached to these institutions.
  • The Philippine Animal Hospital Association, Inc. (PAHA) has been in existence since 1978. However, it was only registered and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on December 24,1987. It is registered as a non-stock non-profit organization with the SEC.
  • Membership is institutional in nature.
  • The Board of Trustees is elected every year on the last Monday of September  of each year.
  • There are seven (7) Board of Trustees (BOT) elected and from among the Trustees they vote amongst themselves the President, Vice President Secretary, Treasurer and Auditor, Immediate Past president and 1 Director . The term of office is one (1) year beginning from January 1 and ends on Dec 31.
  • PAHA is an affiliate member of the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) which is the accredited veterinary organization by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC). The PVMA is a member of the Federation of Asian Veterinary Association(FAVA) and the World Veterinary Association (WVA).
  • PAHA is the Vice Chairman seat for 2015-2016. PAHA is regular member of the Department of Agriculture Committee on Animal Welfare (DA-CAW). The DA-CAW was formed to assist the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture to create policies on Animal Welfare. The formation of the committee is sanctioned by Republic Act 8485 commonly known as the Animal Welfare Act of 1998.
  • PAHA has been given a seat at the National Rabies Prevention and Control Committee (NRPCC) which is the core group of the National elimination committee for Rabies, to include veterinarians in the private practice to be part of the National Rabies Campaign. 
  • Member of World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) since 2008.
  • Member of the Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Associations (FASAVA) since 2009.
  • Member of the Asia Oceania Veterinary Group (AOVG).

Priorities for the Upcoming Year

Financial Objectives: To maintain as well as enhance its source of income
Internal Concerns: To streamline and strengthen its election and succession policies to develop new organizational leaders.
  • Membership Development
CPD Programs: In compliance to PRC LAW and for the ultimate goal of PAHA to have a very competent, world competitive member, we need to be updated to a new learnings and to be at par with our colleagues worldwide
  • Convention
External Relations: To enhance the external representation of the organization in the light of developing new leaders.