August 22, 2023
American Animal Hospital Association announces partnership with Korean Veterinary Medical Association and welcomes newly certified clinics in JapanLakewood, CO, Aug 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is pleased to announce the extension of best practices internationally through AAHA Standards and Guidelines with new partnerships in Asia.
July 11, 2023
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is thrilled to unveil the impressive lineup of speakers at AAHA CON (formerly known as Connexity).Lakewood, CO, July 11, 2023 - This reimagined event promises to deliver over 80 hours of exceptional medical and non-medical continuing education opportunities for all members of the veterinary team. With a focus on practical applications of new research and guidelines, AAHA CON offers a unique platform for networking and discussion, enabling veterinary professionals to elevate their level of care.
June 28, 2023
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Aims to Elevate Veterinary Profession Through New Mentoring GuidelinesLakewood, Co. – June 28, 2023 - The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is proud to announce the release of the 2023 AAHA Mentoring Guidelines , a comprehensive resource that empowers veterinary professionals to cultivate and nurture deeply beneficial professional relationships.
May 12, 2023Lakewood, Colo. — May 12, 2023 - The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) today announced the launch of the 2023 AAHA Selected Endocrinopathies of Dogs and Cats Guidelines . This free resource simplifies veterinary practice by providing quick reference tools and easy-to-follow processes to diagnose and manage endocrine diseases.
April 11, 2023Lakewood, Colo. (April 11, 2023) — The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is proud to announce the launch of its latest book from popular “positive change ninja” and co-founder of Flourish Veterinary Consulting, Josh Vaisman, MAPPCP (PgD). “ Lead to Thrive: The Science of Crafting a Positive Veterinary Culture ” will be available exclusively through AAHA’s online store on May 22, with preorders starting April 10.
March 21, 2023Lakewood, CO— March 21, 2023 —The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) announces early registration for AAHA Con (formally known as Connexity®), the association's annual veterinary hospital conference held this year at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, Sept. 20-23 in San Diego, CA. Open to the staff across the entire veterinary profession, this year’s conference includes over 20 hours of both medical and non-medical continuing education (CE) credits.
March 14, 2023American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) announces a Call for Applications to serve on the Board, including a newly-created position for a credentialed Veterinary Technician. The goal is to ensure greater representation of members’ needs by the 90-year-old organization serving veterinary professionals treating companion animals such as cats and dogs.
January 3, 2023Lakewood, Colo. (January 3, 2023)—Senior pets represent a large number of animals seen in veterinary practice, and these treasured elder pets often require specialized care and monitoring to ensure their senior years are comfortable and enjoyable. Differences in species, breed, size, and lifespan mean that senior plans cannot be one-size-fits-all. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has created the 2023 AAHA Senior Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats to support veterinary teams in their care for each unique senior patient.
November 7, 2022
AAHA announces winner of inaugural AAHA announces winner of inaugural Veterinary Technician of the Year AwardLakewood, Colo. (November 7, 2022) – LAKEWOOD, COLORADO —The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) named Nicole Jameson-Fritz, RVT, VTS (ECC) as the association’s first Veterinary Technician of the Year Award winner, which celebrates the outstanding work technicians do every day in their practices.
September 19, 2022Lakewood, Colo. (September 19, 2022) — NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) welcomed a new president and a new director to the AAHA Board of Directors during the sold-out Connexity(R) by AAHA conference, held in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Founded by seven leaders of the veterinary profession in 1933, AAHA has been recognized for years as a leader for the veterinary industry and profession.
- AAHA accredits small-animal hospitals throughout both the United States and Canada.
- Unlike human hospitals, accreditation is not required for veterinary hospitals.
- Nearly 60% of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not.
- Requirements for accreditation often surpass those required by states. State regulations for veterinary hospitals vary widely—some state examiners will never inspect a veterinary practice unless a complaint is filed.
- Veterinary practices that choose to be AAHA accredited are evaluated regularly on approximately 900 standards of care.
- There are more than 4,500 AAHA-accredited hospitals in the United States and Canada.
- End-of-Life Care accreditation provides opportunity to elevate the emotional and supportive care patients and clients receive.
- AAHA also accredits veterinary practices within animal shelters and humane societies. As of 2015, there were 18 accredited humane societies.
- In addition to accrediting companion-animal hospitals, AAHA also develops veterinary guidelines and position statements, publishes educational resources, and offers world-class continuing education for veterinary professionals.
- AAHA is committed to helping lost pets get back to their owners. The AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup tool helps pet owners and shelters determine which microchip company a chip is registered with.
- Pet owners can find an accredited veterinary practice by looking for the red AAHA logo, and by searching AAHA’s hospital search tool online.