American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association does accreditation of companion veterinary hospitals. Established in 1933 by veterinary professionals, AAHA is the only companion animal exclusive veterinary association. AAHA is best known for its certification of companion animal practices. To become accredited, veterinary clinics undergo regular comprehensive tests by AAHA veterinary experts who evaluate the practice on ~900 standards of veterinary care. The Association also creates publications and educational programs to help companion animal hospitals thrive. Today, ¬†about 12-15 % of all veterinary practices in the United States and Canada are AAHA-accredited.  

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