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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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The benefits of AAHA accreditation

AAHA accreditation helps your practice while also benefiting you and your team.

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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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Preferred pricing on AAHA Press books and products

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Free subscription to AAHA Update, a quarterly accreditation newsletter

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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: $490

Membership dues

 

 

Accredited members

Preaccredited members

Affiliate
members

New associate members

Technician student members

Veterinary student members

Annual dues

$1,235
per practice or accredited university (includes all team members) (U.S.)

$1,010
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

$490 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

 

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

MICHAEL CAVANAUGH, DVM, DABVP (EMERITUS)

An update from aaha's ceo

Recently, AAHA conducted a comprehensive member survey. We’re grateful for the responses we received and want you to know that we are using your feedback to improve every aspect of your experience with AAHA.

AAHA member survey:
what we're doing next

  • To help you practice the best medicine, we’re providing you with simpler, clearer access to your resources and benefits via channels like our newly redesigned website.
  • To help you run the best practice, we’re offering more connection opportunities with your practice consultant and accreditation specialist.
  • To keep you informed, we’re providing more of the content you want through a brand new AAHA member newsletter.
  • To help the public understand the importance of AAHA accreditation, we have a wealth of informative articles we will continue to release on our website.
  • To make your AAHA accreditation evaluations more efficient, we’ll be leveraging technology in new ways.
  • To help you and your team stay up-to-date on the latest veterinary trends, we will be offering more online CE opportunities.

AAHA exists to serve our members. We can’t wait to share more updates with you as we develop additional resources and enhance the way we interact with you.