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Apply for AAHA membership

AAHA—and AAHA-accredited members—are at the heart of better care for pets and their people.

AAHA accreditation matters to pet owners

Survey research shows that AAHA accreditation is becoming increasingly important to pet owners. After learning about AAHA accreditation:

Pet owner statistics

Practice team membership

All team members of AAHA-accredited practices receive accredited member benefits. 

Team benefits

Traditional accreditation

Full-service veterinary care facilities are evaluated on approximately 900 standards. A board-certified medical director is not required.

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Referral accreditation

Individual accreditation for AVMA-recognized specialties; only evaluated on applicable standards. Medical director(s) must be board-certified in each specialty.

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Affiliate membership

An excellent option if your practice is not in the position to become accredited or you are not currently with a practice.

Affiliate benefits