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Membership Categories/Dues

As a veterinary professional, becoming a member of AAHA is one of the most beneficial decisions you can make for your career. And with several types of membership available with a variety of benefits, we have something for everyone.

Accredited Practice Member: Accredited practices have passed the accreditation evaluation established by the AAHA Board of Directors and maintain continuous compliance with the AAHA Standards of Accreditation. All the practice’s employees are considered members and receive accredited member benefits.There is an initial $625 accreditation fee for the first evaluation. After the first evaluation, subsequent renewal evaluations are included in annual membership dues. Visit aaha.org/joinnow get started with accreditation now, or contact us at 800-252-2242 or practice.accreditation@aaha.org to learn more.
Dues: $1,070 (includes the cost of all renewal evaluations)

Accredited University Practice Member: Accredited university practice teams are associated with a school or college of veterinary medicine and have passed their accreditation evaluation and maintained compliance. All the practice’s employees are considered members and receive member benefits.
Dues: $1,070 (includes the cost of all renewal evaluations)

Accredited Referral Practice Member: The practice has passed the referral accreditation evaluation process established by the Board of Directors and maintains continuous compliance with the AAHA Standards of Accreditation. All the practice’s employees are considered members and receive benefits. Each AAHA-accredited referral practice has a board-certified specialist in the specialty in which they are accredited.
Dues: Varies from $1,070 to $3,435 based on the number of specialties being accredited (includes the cost of all renewal evaluations). Contact us at 800-252-2242 or practice.accreditation@aaha.org to learn more.

New Associate Member: A new associate member is a veterinarian who has graduated in the past three years. Members in this category receive benefits designed just for new associates.
Dues: Free

Student Member: AAHA membership is open to students currently enrolled in an AVMA-accredited veterinary medicine or veterinary technology program. Students receive a variety of student benefits designed just for them. Veterinary technician students also receive other benefits designed just for technician students.  (Excludes DEVTP students)
Dues: Free

Individual Member: Individual membership is available for managers, technical and administrative support staff members, or others who are not employed at a hospital with an existing AAHA practice team membership. Membership dues are prorated for the first year of membership based on what month you join. Visit aaha.org/joinnow or contact us at 800-252-2242 or aaha@aaha.org to learn more. 

Dues: $550 (veterinarian)

  • Practice Manager: $180
  • Veterinary Technician (credentialed/licensed): $75
  • Veterinary Assistant: $75
  • Veterinary Support Staff Member: $75
  • International Affiliate (practicing veterinarian outside the U.S. or Canada): $275
  • Industry Affiliate (veterinarian or nonveterinarian associated with a commercial organization relating to veterinary medicine): $550
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