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AAHA accreditation: The difference between ordinary and extraordinary

AAHA-accredited practices are at the heart of better care for pets and their people. They hold themselves to a higher standard (up to 900 higher standards, in fact). Pets are their passion, and keeping them healthy is their number-one priority. They strive to deliver excellent care for pets—because pets deserve nothing less.

AAHA Standards of Accreditation

AAHA is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the United States and Canada. Practices that choose to pursue accreditation are evaluated on stringent quality standards that encompass all aspects of veterinary medicine—from pain management and patient care to team training and medical recordkeeping—and are continuously updated to keep accredited practice teams at the forefront of the profession.

Today, only 12%–15% of veterinary practices in the US and Canada hold the “AAHA-accredited” designation.

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Why AAHA accreditation?

"If we understood how much we get out of the accreditation process as opposed to what it takes us to become accredited, we'd [go through the accreditation process] every month."

Learn more about why AAHA-accredited members have chosen accreditation.

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"It’s been a great benefit to us 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

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I choose AAHA...


... "because our pets can't tell us that they deserve the best."

... "to make my practice better for my patients and my team."

... "in order to be part of making a difference for our profession."

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