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What are AAHA Guidelines?

Developed by experts in the profession, AAHA guidelines provide cutting-edge information and frequent updates that help veterinary professionals face the demands of a continually shifting industry to ensure pets receive the best possible care.

  • Due to the variety of recommendations on the appropriate healthcare for cats and dogs, AAHA guidelines assist veterinary professionals with developing evidence-based protocols for cats and dogs in their practices.
  • AAHA’s goal for the guidelines is to provide the most current, non-biased information on clinically relevant topics to benefit not only AAHA members and their patients and clients, but the entire veterinary profession and pet owners.

AAHA’s guidelines are interactive, mobile-friendly, and full of pet owner and staff education resources, customizable templates, calculators, and more. Check out our most recently updated resources helping practices stay at the forefront of veterinary medicine, including the 2020 AAHA/AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines and the 2020 AAHA Anesthesia and Monitoring Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.

Guidelines suggestions

2021 AAHA/AAFP Feline Life Stage Guidelines

The feline patient’s life stage is the most fundamental presentation factor the practitioner encounters in a regular examination visit. 

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2021 AAHA/AVMA Telehealth Guidelines for Small-Animal Practice

AAHA and the AVMA are very pleased to present these jointly produced Telehealth Guidelines for Small-Animal Practice in response to member requests.

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2020 AAHA/AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines

As a medically essential and cost-effective method of infectious disease control, vaccination continues to be a mainstay of feline practice and a critical component of an individualized preventive healthcare plan.

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2020 AAHA Anesthesia and Monitoring Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

Risk for complications and even death is inherent to anesthesia. 

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