When quality medical care matters, clients take their pets to AAHA-accredited hospitals. Accreditation is a voluntary commitment practices make to their clients and patients, and AAHA is the only organization in the U.S. and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that go above and beyond state regulations.
The AAHA Standards of Accreditation, viewed as the standard of veterinary excellence, contain more than 900 individual standards, divided into 18 major sections. These areas of focus include: patient care and pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education.
To maintain accredited status, hospitals undergo comprehensive on-site evaluations every three years. This extra effort ensures that a veterinary hospital is dedicated to providing your pet with the best health care possible.
Is your veterinary hospital AAHA accredited? If it is, take pride in the knowledge that your pets are in great hands.