What is an AAHA accreditation?

AAHA is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the United States and Canada. AAHA-accredited practices are evaluated on stringent quality standards that encompass all aspects of veterinary medicine—from pain management and patient care to team training and medical recordkeeping.

How much does AAHA accreditation cost?

You will be asked to complete the AAHA preaccredited application agreement and pay an initial accreditation evaluation fee of $675. This fee covers the cost of your first onsite evaluation. Your membership dues cover all subsequent evaluation costs (and provide many additional benefits as well).

Is AAHA accreditation important?

Choosing an AAHA-accredited hospital assures pet owners that the hospital they select has the staff, equipment, medical procedures and facilities that AAHA believes are vital for delivering high-quality veterinary care. Pet owners can feel reassured about their care their pets receive at AAHA-accredited hospitals.

How often is AAHA accreditation?

every three years
Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years.

Are AAHA vets better?

AAHA-accredited practices are at the heart of better care for pets and their people. They hold themselves to a higher standard (up to 900 higher standards, in fact).

Should my vet be AAHA-accredited?

Accreditation offers significant financial benefits for veterinarians. The annual income of full-time veterinarians at AAHA practices is 24 percent higher than incomes at nonaccredited facilities. The average transaction charge at AAHA hospitals is 12.5 percent higher than the average charge at nonaccredited hospitals.

What type of credentialing does aaha bestow on practices?

A veterinary practice that’s accredited by the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) provides the patient top-quality care. The AAHA accreditation is a badge that means the practice has passed many important relative guidelines in pet care.

Is VCA AAHA-accredited?

We are fully accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). VCA Animal Medical Center is proud to continually meet the high standards set forth by AAHA and to be ranked among the top 10% of those elite accredited hospitals today.

How many vet hospitals are AAHA-accredited?

We are influencers With nearly 4,000 accredited veterinary practices and 43,000 veterinary professionals, AAHA is a powerful influencer of the veterinary profession.

Is VCA AAHA accredited?

How to become AAHA accredited?

Reach out to your accreditation specialist

  • Answer your personalization questions and enter your online evaluation tool
  • Proceed with the online evaluation tool; focus on answering AAHA’s mandatory standards first
  • Establish a timeline and engage your team
  • Continue with the online evaluation tool
  • Develop any necessary protocols
  • Begin training your team
  • What does it mean to be AAHA accredited?

    AAHA accreditation is an evaluation process that veterinarians, practice managers and the entire practice teams voluntarily choose to go through. It’s an in-depth process that encompasses many aspects of successfully running and managing a veterinary practice.

    What does AAHA accreditation mean to you?

    Accreditation by AAHA is the only way to know a veterinary practice is operating at the highest standards of excellence in animal care. Pet owners gain peace of mind when they choose an accredited practice, because they know their AAHA-accredited hospital has passed the highest standards of veterinary care.

    What does AAHA accreditation mean?

    AAHA, which stands for the American Animal Hospital Association, is “the only organization to accredit companion veterinary hospitals. The hospitals accredited by AAHA are held to a higher set of standards to earn the accreditation.