Founded in 1933, the American Animal Hospital Association has been dedicated to supporting and improving pet care practices by promoting a high level of excellence in the field. The AAHA currently serves around 5,500 teams throughout America and Canada, with close to 3,200 of them accredited.
Through its highly regarded accreditations, education programs, and promotion of veterinary care improvement, the AAHA hopes to achieve its mission of ensuring veterinary practices meet the needs of the public. The American Animal Hospital Association hosts a variety of conferences and both online and on-site workshops to help veterinarians and their team members stay up-to-date on their knowledge and skills.
Through its accreditation program, the AAHA increases veterinary care standards and boosts public confidence in local vet clinics. In order to maintain their accreditation, clinics must meet the AAHA’s rigorous standards of care.