September 19, 2022NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — Lafayette Veterinary Care Center in Lafayette, Louisiana has been named the 2022 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
August 28, 2022
AAHA Releases 2022 Canine Vaccination Guidelines to Help Practitioners Create Personalized Plans for Patients"The 2022 AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines are an important update to one of our most frequently referenced manuscripts,” says Jessica Vogelsang, DVM, Chief Medical Officer, American Animal Hospital Association. “The guidelines contain updates on recommended vaccination protocols based on age, lifestyle, and the increasing prevalence of certain diseases such as leptospirosis. We're proud to offer this framework to help veterinary teams create personalized recommendations of what is 'Core for You' and essential for your pet's health."
July 21, 2022
American Animal Hospital Association and Petabyte Technology Bring Live Benchmarking to the Veterinary Profession“Our proprietary platforms, including our rhapsody PIMS, natively use the AAHA chart of accounts to provide actionable, deep, and integrity-rich data to veterinary teams. This collaboration is yet another way AAHA and Petabyte’s suite of products are helping veterinary practices deliver the highest quality of care,” says Huneke. “We’re excited to share AAHA Benchmarking with the entire veterinary industry.”
July 14, 2022“We are committed to partnering with veterinary organizations worldwide to raise the global standard of veterinary care,” says Garth Jordan, CEO of AAHA. “AAHA standards are readily adopted locally with appropriate adaptations, providing a common language and ‘North Star’ for all veterinary practices regardless of their location.”
July 7, 2022Antimicrobial resistance due to antibiotic overuse and misuse is a growing threat to human and animal health. Recognizing the important role veterinary teams play in helping keep this danger at bay, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) have published their joint recommendations for safeguarding our antibiotics and preventing antimicrobial resistance.
July 5, 2022AAHA presents the award each year in collaboration with the Association of American Veterinary Medical College’s Primary Care Veterinary Educators to recognize a fourth-year AAHA student member who shows outstanding clinical proficiency in veterinary primary care. All fourth-year students attending a veterinary college with an AAHA-accredited teaching hospital are eligible.
March 24, 2022Effective pain management is an essential component of compassionate care in canine and feline veterinary medicine. As our understanding of different treatment modalities continues to evolve, the American Animal Hospital Association has updated its recommendations to reflect the most current research and best practices relating to pain management.
November 1, 2021AAHA releases first veterinary guidelines for working, assistance, and therapy dogs Lakewood, CO — November 1, 2021 —Dogs play critical roles in keeping our communities safe and running smoothly. They serve on the frontlines in the military and in emergency response situations, and they help us sniff out everything from explosives to narcotics and contraband to medical conditions with their sense of smell that is capable of detecting odor at 1 to 2 parts per trillion—between 10,000 to 100,000 times better than humans.
September 23, 2021ZimmVet of Zimmerman, Minnesota, has been named the 2021 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
- 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.