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Do you have what it takes to be a champion?

AAHA-accredited hospitals are Champions for Excellent Care. They hold themselves to a higher standard. Pets are their passion, and keeping them healthy is their #1 priority. They strive to deliver excellent care for pets—because pets deserve nothing less.

AAHA Practice Team Membership

Traditional accreditation

  • Nonspecialty accreditation for full-service veterinary care facilities
  • Evaluated on approximately 900 standards that cover all aspects of veterinary medicine
  • Medical director is not required to be board certified (though s/he may be)

Referral accreditation

  • Individual accreditation for AVMA-recognized veterinary specialties
  • Evaluated on standards that apply only to the specialties the practice wishes to accredit
  • Medical director(s) must be board certified in each specialty the practice wishes to accredit

 

Please note, you will need to call Member Experience to add an organization to your record.

 


AAHA Individual Membership

Student Membership: Student in AVMA-accredited school/college of veterinary medicine or in a veterinary technician program (excludes DEVTP participants).
Dues: Free

New Veterinarian Membership: Practicing veterinarian residing in the United States or Canada, not employed at an AAHA-accredited or pre-accredited practice, and graduated within the last three years.
Dues: Free

Veterinarian Membership: Veterinarian within the United States and Canada not employed at an AAHA-accredited or pre-accredited practice.
Dues: $550

International Affiliate Membership: Practicing veterinarian outside the United States and Canada.
Dues: $475

Practice Manager Membership: Nonveterinarian or nonpracticing veterinarian, administrative and/or management responsibilities, and not employed by an AAHA-accredited or pre-accredited practice.
Dues: $195

Veterinary Technician Membership: Veterinary technician not employed at an AAHA-accredited or pre-accredited practice. (Credentialed technician only.)
Dues: $95

Veterinary Assistant Membership: Assistant not employed at an AAHA-accredited or pre-accredited practice.
Dues: $95

Veterinary Support Staff Membership: Front office, kennel, or other support staff person not employed at an AAHA-accredited or pre-accredited practice.
Dues: $95

Industry Affiliate Membership: Veterinarian or nonveterinarian associated with a commercial organization relating to veterinary medicine.
Dues: $550


* Your dues include $36 for a one-year print subscription to JAAHA, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (veterinarians in international, industry, veterinarian and new veterinarian membership categories) and $60 for a one-year print subscription to Trends magazine. All members receive online access to the digital versions.

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