AAHA-accredited Hospital Day

Veterinary hospitals that are AAHA-accredited have voluntarily agreed to adhere to the highest standards of excellence in the profession. These dedicated veterinary teams undergo continuous evaluations on stringent AAHA Standards that range from topics like pain management and patient care to team training and medical recordkeeping.

AAHA-accredited hospitals go the extra mile to protect the health and happiness of pets—and that deserves celebration.

Celebrating excellent care for pets and their people

AAHA-accredited Hospital Day (“AAHA Day”), held annually on July 22, was launched in 2016 with the purpose of highlighting the excellent care provided by AAHA-accredited hospitals. Day in and day out, these professionals across the U.S. and Canada uphold the highest quality of care while experiencing the intense pressure of veterinary life.

One day a year is not enough to celebrate these hospitals. However, they sure make the best out of this one day. From food trucks and raffles to social media quizzes and giveaways to photo booths and baked goods galore, AAHA-accredited Hospital Day is a chance for these practices to take a break from the everyday and celebrate themselves and their profoundly hard-work. Want to join the party?

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Use our locator tool to find an AAHA-accredited hosptial near you. Check out their website and social media pages for celebration info!

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AAHA Day Recap 2021

". . . being part of an AAHA-accredited hospital means being surrounded by a group of people who want to be held to the highest standard of care for the patient . . ."

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AAHA Day Recap 2020

Despite a global pandemic, AAHA hosptials lifted their heads, pulled up their masks and still found ways to celebrate themselves.

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Include us in your #AAHADay festivities and get featured!

Let the party planning commence! Be sure to set aside time for your practice to celebrate its excellence. #AAHADay is a wonderful chance to depart from the typical day in veterinary practice, boost morale, engage your team and clients and more! Most of all, to celebrate the above and beyond care you offer pets and their people by being AAHA-accredited.

Want to be featured in Trends® magazine, our blog NEWStat®, or our social media pages? Submit photos and videos of your #AAHADay preparations and celebrations to [email protected] and you may see your team highlighted.

Don't forget to use the hashtag #AAHADay when posting to your social media pages!

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