Benefits of accreditation

An AAHA accreditation signifies that your veterinary practice has met or exceeded stringent quality standards that encompass all aspects of veterinary medicine, from pain management to medical record-keeping, and has committed to a path of continuous improvement.

Accreditation Delivers Real Business Results

Compared to non-accredited practices, AAHA-accredited practices have:

  • fewer lapsed patients*,
  • more new customers per year*,
  • clients who choose more care*,
  • higher customer loyalty and retention*,
  • better staff utilization** and
  • more annual revenue**.
The accreditation process also builds a positive, strong employee culture focused on quality patient care.

This is even more critical today – with high turnover across the profession, as an AAHA-accredited practice you can rest assured that you’re following credible, trusted veterinary standards every time, with every patient, and have written, evidence-guided protocols so that training your team is simpler.

Accreditation is voluntary

Unlike the human health world, accreditation of animal hospitals is voluntary. So why have over 4,500 practices joined AAHA as an accredited practice, willingly striving to meet a higher standard of care?

It’s simple: they want to be the best for their patients.

An AAHA accreditation is a strong indication that a veterinary practice delivers quality medicine – which positively impacts not only your clients, patients, and team, but raises the bar for the veterinary profession.

Next: learn about how veterinary practices are evaluated in order to achieve accreditation.

*Commissioned Practice Analysis Report | VetSuccess, 2019
**Financial and Productivity Pulsepoints, 10th Edition | AAHA Press.


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