What is AAHA accreditation?

Established in 1933 by leaders in the veterinary profession, AAHA is the only companion animal exclusive veterinary association. AAHA is well known for its high standards in veterinary medicine and quality pet care, and promotes those standards within the veterinary profession and to the public. The Association develops and educational programs designed to help companion animal hospitals thrive. AAHA believes in setting “The Standard of Veterinary Excellence.” Throughout the Association’s history, its mission has remained the same: provide veterinary professionals with the resources they need to effectively manage their businesses and deliver the best in companion animal care.

The AAHA membership philosophy is team-focused, allowing every hospital staff member, from veterinarians to receptionists, benefit from AAHA’s resources through one group membership. Today, AAHA serves approximately 5,500 practice teams in the United States and Canada that are comprised of 50,000 individual veterinary care providers. Nearly 3,200 of the total practice teams are accredited.


The purpose of the American Animal Hospital Association is to:

• Enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals

• Enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence

• Meet the public’s needs as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine

Please visit their website at www.aahanet.org more information