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Member benefits

Benefits for every member

As a veterinary professional, becoming a member of AAHA is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your career, your practice, and your future.

Members often save enough through AAHA's savings programs alone to pay for their annual AAHA dues, and then some.

An AAHA membership offers unique benefits for every member type. Our AAHA-accredited members receive the most comprehensive benefits package, which is outlined below. Affiliate memberships are also available for individuals who don’t work at an AAHA-accredited practice but want to be part of the AAHA community.

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Membership categories

Traditional accreditation

Full-service veterinary care facilities are evaluated on standards covering all aspects of veterinary medicine. A board-certified medical director is not required.

Referral accreditation

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

End-of-Life Care accreditation

Available to AAHA-accredited practices with a department dedicated to end-of-life care, or any practice solely dedicated to providing end-of-life care.

Affiliate (individual) membership

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

It’s been a great benefit to us financially to be accredited. It attracts some of our clients who really do distinguish between different clinics, and it attracts wonderful staff members.

Sharon, Practice manager and owner

AAHA-accredited practice

Benefits overview

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Accredited members

Preaccredited members

Affiliate
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New associate members

Technician student members

Veterinary student members

Ongoing support from your dedicated accreditation specialist and practice consultant throughout the accreditation process and beyond

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Access to the AAHA Standards of Accreditation, a resource to continually hold your practice to a higher standard

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A listing on the AAHA-Accredited Hospital Locator to help pet owners find your practice

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The benefit of pet owner–facing accreditation marketing campaigns driven by AAHA

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Peer-to-peer support through the private AAHA-Accredited Members Facebook group

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Exclusive use of the AAHA accredited logo

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Proudly market your accredited practice with the free marketing materials available in our online publicity toolbox

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Complimentary AAHA membership while you are in school

 

 

 

 

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Complimentary AAHA membership your first three years after veterinary school

 

 

 

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Exclusive discounts through AAHA Advantage, a group purchasing program that saves your practice money (U.S. practices only)

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Savings on everything from office supplies and scrubs to student loan refinancing and client payment plans through AAHA’s savings programs

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Free access to the AAHA Career Center

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Subscription to AAHA Learning, AAHA’s online CE platform

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Access to AAHA’s annual conference, Connexity

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Discounts on CE and training programs

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Subscription to Trends, AAHA’s award-winning practice management magazine

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Subscription to JAAHA, AAHA’s bimonthly, peer-reviewed medical journal

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Free access to NEWStat, AAHA's weekly e-newsletter covering breaking veterinary news

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Free standard shipping on all AAHA Press books and products

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Free standard shipping on all other AAHA Store merchandise

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International membership

We warmly invite veterinary professionals outside of the U.S. and Canada to become international members. International member benefits include:

  • A subscription to AAHA Learning, AAHA’s online CE platform
  • Discounts on education events
  • Access to AAHA’s annual conference, Connexity
  • A digital subscription to Trends, AAHA’s award-winning practice management magazine
  • Free access to NEWStat, AAHA's weekly e-newsletter covering industry trends and breaking news
  • Discounts on AAHA Press products

International membership annual dues: $285

Membership dues

 

 

Accredited members

Preaccredited members

Affiliate
members

New associate members

Technician student members

Veterinary student members

Annual dues

$1,255
per practice or accredited university (includes all team members) (U.S.)

$1,025
per practice or accredited university (includes all team members) (Canada)

$675
for initial evaluation

 

$285 per veterinarian

$195 per practice manager

$95 per credentialed technician, veterinary assistant, or support staff member

$285 per international affiliate member

$285 per industry affiliate member

FREE for the first three years after graduating from veterinary school

FREE while you are in school

FREE while you are in school