1. What is PAHA?
PAHA stands for the PHILIPPINE ANIMAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION. It is an association composed of veterinary clinics and hospitals owned and managed by licensed veterinarians in the Philippines. Membership is by institution and not by individual. Each institution is represented by a licensed veterinarian duly registered with the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) of the Philippines.
2. How long has PAHA been in existence?
PAHA was founded in 1978 by a group of veterinarians who saw the need to form an association that would coordinate the needs and represent the interests of veterinary clinics, hospitals and diagnostic laboratories. PAHA was incorporated and registered as a non- stock non-profit organization with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines on May 30, 1988.
3. How do you become a member of PAHA? Answer: Membership with PAHA is BY INSTITUTION. Each bona fide institution shall be owned and managed by a licensed veterinarian duly registered with the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) of the Philippines. Each bona fide institution shall be represented in the association by only one (1) representative who must be a licensed veterinarian.
- In case of a single proprietorship, the sole proprietor shall automatically represent his establishment provided he is a licensed veterinarian.
- In case of partnerships, a certificate of agreement among partners as to who shall represent them will be required.
- In case of a corporation and a veterinary teaching hospital, a resolution appointing an individual as representative will have to be submitted.
MEMBERSHIP OF A BONAFIDE INSTITUTION IS NON-TRANSFERRABLE. Institutions with branches shall be considered only as one entity.
What is an Associate Member of PAHA?
Associate members of PAHA refer to licensed veterinarians who are working or connected with member institutions and appointed as such by the member institution. They are accorded the rights of a member except the right to vote and be voted for any elective position. Each member institution may appoint two (2) Associate Members.
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