The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only exclusive companion animal veterinary association. It serves nearly 50,000 individual veterinary providers, including veterinarians, technicians, managers, client service specialists, and others. AAHA is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the U.S. and Canada. During the Association’s 80 years, its mission has remained the same - provide veterinary professionals with resources to effectively manage their businesses and deliver the best in companion animal care. AAHA is the leader in developing benchmarks of excellence, business practice standards, informative publications and educational programs designed to help companion animal practices thrive.
AAHA guidelines are professional recommendations that help veterinary teams continue to deliver quality veterinary care. AAHA guidelines cover everything from dentistry and senior care to nutrition and vaccines. Learn what these guidelines mean for you and your pet on their website at https://www.aaha.org/.
What does accreditation mean? It means your hospital holds itself to a higher standard, and that your companion is receiving care at a hospital that has passed the highest standards in veterinary care. Allandale Veterinary Hospital is proud to be AAHA certified since 1993. Every five years, our hospital goes through an extensive evaluation for the purpose of re-accreditation. We are continually updating protocols to meet AAHA’s high standards. Not all animal hospitals are accredited. Nearly 60% of pet owners think their companion’s veterinary hospital is accredited, when it is not. In fact, only about 3,700 (12-15%) animal hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited.
Our veterinarians and staff are dedicated to delivering excellent care for your family members because animal care is our passion and keeping them healthy is our number one priority. AAHA helps us stay prepared and equipped to provide the level of care that your companion deserves.