In an effort to help veterinarians elevate end-of-life care for pets, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) developed an End-of-Life Care accreditation program.
The AAHA Standards of Accreditation have historically included standards for traditional and referral companion-animal veterinary practices, so adding this specialized accreditation was a natural move. Many of the standards are based on the 2016 AAHA/IAAHPC End-of-Life Care Guidelines.
Eligible veterinary practices—brick and mortar and/or mobile—are those that either provide only end-of-life care or practices that are already AAHA-accredited or preaccredited. Practices that are not AAHA-accredited and are not standalone end-of-life care practices are ineligible for AAHA’s End-of-Life Care accreditation.