Veterinary Associations: Understand Them All

Vet Associations

Here at Best 4 Pets, we believe that every animal deserves the best including qualified veterinarian care. You may have noticed different association logos on your vet clinic’s website or storefront, but what do they all mean?

Clinics and hospitals that are members of associations hold themselves to a higher standard. They are dedicated, not only to their personal growth and education but the overall advancement in veterinary care, as well. Whether you are searching for a new vet or checking up on the quality of your current vet, we’re here to explain a few of the most common accreditation and associations.

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American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

This accreditation is the standard in veterinary excellence. AAHA accredited hospitals and clinics undergo intensive evaluations to evaluate the practice on over 900 standards. These clinics are held to the highest standard and are passionate about providing the most excellent veterinary care. Roughly 15% of all veterinary practices in the US are AAHA accredited, today.Best 4 Pets AVMA logo

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

The AVMA is a non-profit organization that strives to be the trusted leader in protecting, promoting and advancing a strong, unified veterinary profession that meets the needs of society. This association represents over 88,000 vets in the nation wide.Best 4 Pets partners for healthy pets logo

Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP)

PHP is the biggest collaborative alliance of associations, colleges and animal health companies aimed at promoting the overall health of pets. Brought to you by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association, Partners for Healthy Pets provides helpful tools and services regarding the standard of veterinary care for the public to reference.

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American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF)

AVMF is the charitable branch of AVMA. This organization runs off charitable donations and works to empower and engage the public in advancing the medical care of animals.Best 4 Pets american humane association

American Humane Association

The AHA has been involved in every major advancement in the protection of animals since 1877. This is the largest and only organization devoted to the protection of children and animals.Best 4 Pets american association of feline practitioners

American Association of Feline Practitioners

If you are seeking vets who specialize in the care of cats, you should be looking for this accreditation. The AAFP is dedicated to advancing the field of feline medicine and surgery by setting the standards of feline care through the publication of practice guidelines, position statements, and by providing continuing education.navta

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)

This association is devoted to the growth and education of vet technicians. The NAVTA gives vet technicians a voice in the professional world of animal health, allowing them to provide their own input and opinions on national issues. Members of this association are dedicated to their continued growth in their profession.Best 4 Pets VHMA logo

Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA)

The VHMA serves hospital managers and professionals through education, certification, and networking. Managers of this association are held to a code of ethics to continue their professional development by utilizing the resources VHMA provides.

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By Madison McPeak|Wed, Aug 31, 2016