Invest in Your Future with AAHA Internship and Mentorship Accreditations

Empower your interns and support new veterinarians with AAHA’s add-on accreditations. These voluntary programs go beyond standard accreditation, demonstrating your commitment to providing exceptional learning experiences and fostering professional growth. Whether you want to attract top talent through a structured internship program or elevate your mentorship efforts, AAHA’s accreditations provide the framework and support you need.

Internship Accreditation

Show dedication to intern education and development, setting your practice apart.


  • AAHA-accredited practices with a board-certified veterinarian supervising interns.
  • Any AAHA-accredited practice can add internship standards at no extra cost.
  • Practices already conducting documented performance evaluations with interns are eligible.

Mentorship Accreditation

Support new veterinarians as they transition into practice with a structured mentorship program.


  • AAHA-accredited general and/or referral practices.
  • Clearly defined written mentorship program for newly-hired veterinarians.

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