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Why accreditation matters

Is your veterinarian providing the best care?

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices and hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. 

Accreditation is voluntary

Veterinary practices and hospitals who are AAHA-accredited have voluntarily agreed to adhere to the highest standards of excellence in the profession. AAHA Standards are developed by experts in the field and are updated regularly to help vets and their teams stay on top of the latest medicine and manage their practices well.

If your vet is an AAHA-accredited member, you’ll probably see signs, flags, plaques, and brochures with the red-and-white AAHA logo. Our members are proud to have earned the distinction. Even more important, though, you’ll see that your pet receives the very best care! 

But don’t take our word for it. What does “best” mean, anyway? Watch the short video to see Meg’s story…or Maya’s, Wheatley’s, or Reux’s, just a few of hundreds of thousands!

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How does a practice become AAHA-Accredited? 

AAHA-accredited practices 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. AAHA's standards are continuously updated to keep accredited practice teams at the forefront of the profession. Learn more about AAHA standards 

Your pet matters to AAHA-accredited vets. Following AAHA standards means they’re doing the best for the patient… every single time! 

AAHA is at the heart of better care for pets and their people 

Since AAHA's founding in 1933, everything we’ve done has been with one goal in mind: to help veterinary professionals provide exceptional care for companion animals. We simplify their journey towards excellence. We want your veterinarian to be happy, healthy, and on top of the latest innovations in veterinary medicine. And we want your pet to be happy and healthy so you can enjoy a long, wonderful life together. 

Perhaps you’ve heard of AAHA. Now you really know who we are. 

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