AAHA-accredited practice teams are the stars of #AAHADay July 22

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Team members at 2022 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year, Lafayette Veterinary Care Center 

Every July 22 is AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day, a time to honor all the incredible individuals who work in AAHA-accredited hospitals. For those who celebrate, here’s some inspiration to help you prep for the big day. 

AAHA members, you’re invited to show your AAHA pride as we celebrate 90 years of excellent veterinary practices like yours in 2023.

Watch AAHA’s social media on July 22 and tag your posts #AAHADay

Share your photos with us and learn more at aaha.org/education/aaha-accredited-hospital-day.


2022 AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day recap 

AAHA-accredited hospitals throughout the US and Canada wore red or custom-made gear and used the creativity of their teams to raise awareness about the value of AAHA accreditation on #AAHADay in 2022. We saw social posts in languages ranging from French to Spanish, and across countries and territories from Canada to Puerto Rico.

2021 “A badge we wear with honor”: Celebrating accreditation on AAHA Day 

Even during the height of the pandemic shutdown in 2020, AAHA-accredited practices found ways to celebrate outdoors and online. In 2021, AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day was a chance to take a break from the chaos and show gratitude for all that veterinary teams had been able to accomplish together through unprecedented circumstances. 


For AAHA members

90 Years of AAHA (For members and Trends subscribers)

Take a trip through time with a brief visual history of the American Animal Hospital Association.

How to Celebrate #AAHADay 

Ideas galore for how to celebrate and share the day with your community, in person and online. 

2021 AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day Recap

Celebrations of #AAHADay 2021 used social media contests to build excitement all week long, culminating with in-person treats, decorations, and prizes on July 22, 2021. AAHA-accredited hospitals throughout the US and Canada wore red or custom-made gear and used the creativity of their teams to raise awareness about the value of AAHA accreditation.  

2020 AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day Recap 

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic (and even some weather challenges), the AAHA community showed its pride on July 22 for AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day with reminders of the value and meaning of accreditation. There were socially distanced giveaways, videos, quizzes, yummy treats, and lots of very stylish dogs.


Thank you from all of us at AAHA!

Here at AAHA, we’re endlessly grateful to work for and alongside so many passionate practice teams working to achieve their own version of excellence. Thank you for trusting us to be your partner!


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