- American Animal Hospital Association
= American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) =
A non-profit organization established in 1933 by leaders in the
veterinaryprofession, AAHA is the only exclusive companion animalveterinary association. The Association develops benchmarks of excellence, business practice standards, informative publications and educational programs designed to help companion animal practices thrive. AAHA serves approximately 6,000 practice teams in the United Statesand Canadathat are composed of more than 40,000 individual veterinary care providers. Nearly 3,000 of the total practice teams are accredited.
To become American Animal Hospital Association-accredited, practices undergo a rigorous evaluation process to ensure they meet the AAHA Standards of Accreditation, which include the areas of: patient care, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pain management, pharmacy, safety, surgery, client service, anesthesia, contagious disease,
continuing education, dentistry, examination facilities, medical records, leadership and emergency/urgent care.
[http://www.aahanet.org AAHA Official Website]
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