What Does AAHA-Accredited Mean?
AAHA-accredited practices are at the heart of better care for pets and their people. They hold themselves to a higher standard (up to 900 higher standards, in fact). Pets are their passion and keeping them healthy is their number-one priority. They strive to deliver excellent care for pets because pets deserve nothing less.
AAHA is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the United States and Canada. Practices that choose to pursue accreditation 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—and are continuously updated to keep accredited practice teams at the forefront of the profession.
Today, only 12%–15% of veterinary practices in the US and Canada hold the “AAHA-accredited” designation.
AAHA’s standards of accreditation for general veterinary practices are listed below:
- Client Service
- Continuing Education
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Emergency and Critical Care
- Patient Care
- And more!