Healthy Pets. Happy Parents.

AAHA believes every pet deserves the very best veterinary care. AAHA accreditation means you can trust that a veterinary practice delivers high-quality medicine and care. Accreditation is voluntary and indicates an animal hospital wants the very best for their patients.

But we also want pet owners to be fully informed and prepared to nurture the bond with their pets. That’s why we also provide resources and guidelines to help you feel confident in your pet's health and happiness.

In search of a new best friend? We’re here to support you.

How exciting! Pet ownership is a rewarding experience, but it's important to be ready. Our Prepping for Pet Ownership guide supports future pet owners in choosing the right pet for their lifestyle, creating a safe and welcoming home environment, and much more!

Trusted guidance at your fingertips

We understand that pet ownership can be overwhelming. Well, you’re in the right place! We've created a library of resources to help you navigate everything from nutrition and behavior to end-of-life care. Browse our articles, videos, and FAQs to find the information you need to protect the bond you have with your pet.

AAHA-accredited hospitals stay prepared to offer excellent care

AAHA Guidelines and the AAHA Standards of Accreditation are developed by experts in the profession and provide updated guidance on the demands of an ever-evolving industry. Our guidelines include everything from behavior and vaccinations to senior pet care. AAHA Standards cover all aspects of veterinary care like pain management, client service, surgery, emergency and critical care, and more. A hospital must meet nearly 50 stringent standards to achieve accreditation which sets them on a path of continual improvement.



Do you have a question about your pet's health or behavior? Our team of veterinary experts is here to help. Submit your question to Ask AAHA, and we may cover it in an upcoming issue.


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