The Benefits Of Choosing An AAHA Vet


You want to receive the best assistance and veterinary services for your pets. Taking them to a veterinarian you trust and feel safe with makes all the difference.

If you’re looking for a new vet clinic, choose one with an accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

What Is The AAHA?

The AAHA is an accrediting organization for animal hospitals in the United States and Canada. Vet practices that receive accreditation follow the extensive standards the AAHA has set as guidelines for vets that encompass all aspects of veterinary medicine.

The AAHA was founded in 1933 and has kept its strong dedication to professional development, high hospital standards, excellent educational programs and outstanding publications. The organization evaluates over 800 standards to ensure animal hospitals offer quality services.

Why Choose An AAHA-Accredited Vet?

When you go to a vet with an AAHA accreditation, you know the vets you see strive to promote healthier pets and provide the best care. Here are a few reasons why you should look for an AAHA-accredited animal hospital:

  • The gold standard for vets: The AAHA accreditation is the highest one any vet can receive in the United States and Canada. With the prestigious nature of the accreditations, only 12-15% of vets in North America are AAHA-accredited.
  • Advanced protocols: Vets with AAHA-accredited have significantly high standards, so you know they have incredibly sterile and clean environments. They also provide the best care with carefully detailed wellness plans, pain management, safety and patient handling and care.
  • Regular reviews: All AAHA-accredited facilities have regular evaluations to ensure they keep following the organization’s standards. Vets and staff must also participate in continuing education to stay informed on new information and best practices.

Keep Your Pets Healthy With AAHA-Accredited Hospitals

Feel assured your pets are in the safest hands and care when you go to an AAHA-accredited animal hospital. Your pets will receive care from vets who are passionate about keeping animals healthy. University Animal Clinic is here for you if you need veterinary services in the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch or Bradenton areas.

University Animal Clinic is an AAHA-accredited veterinary facility dedicated to helping animals. We’re taking new patients, so contact us today to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.


What Our Clients Have To Say

Brought my baby ferret here, Dr. Sam was awesome about letting me ask all of my questions and giving me direct answers (really bothers me when we see a vet for our cats and can’t get clear answers).

Katie Martin

The staff and doctors were extremely helpful and kind. I feel confident in their ability to diagnose and treat my puppies. I’m so thankful they were referred to me by a friend.

Patty Sisson

Most caring and helpful Vet ever. The staff are amazing and are so wonderful with all pets. They take amazing care of my two fur babies. I wouldn’t trust my two pups with anyone else. You can really tell how much the love animals.

Jean Hamilton

By far the best vet I have ever been to! We just moved to the area and by some horrible chance had two pet emergencies in our first month with my pets, Moose and Thor. Not only did they get us in same day..

Joe R

Incredibly grateful to the staff of University Animal Clinic. We have been a customer for over 20 years. They were able to take care of our dog Duke today for an unscheduled appointment for UTI. Couldn’t imagine going to anybody else.

Ellen Wolak

Very welcoming right from the moment I made the first appointment. Due to the COVID virus, I could not go in with my cat to see the vet but she called me and we had a great conversation. They took some blood and a few days later the vet called me with the results.

Cara Pabis

Awesome reptile vet! I thought there was a problem with my bearded dragon so I made an app to bring him in. Dr. Sara was knowledgeable, professional, and down to earth. UAC is clean and doesn’t smell like urine whatsoever. I love coming here and will continue to bring my pets here.

Tresha Keener

This was Tanks first visit and will be his only vet from now on!!! They were helpful, informative and friendly!! Thanks to everyone who works there!!! Tank had a great experience!

Dean Gibson

Yesterday was our first visit to this clinic. I brought my 6 year old Goffin Cockatoo Chance in for a wellness check and nail trim and also to discuss her ongoing feather plucking issues. Dr. Leigh Samanowitz was Amazing as were all the staff.

Margie Bauer

We’ve always had a great experience at University Animal Clinic. The doctors and team are all very knowledgeable and friendly. They get back to you in a timely manner and work with you when it comes to scheduling appointments.

Natalie Platt