American Animal Hospital Association

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). This means that we are in accordance with the highest standards available for small animal veterinary practice.

We belong to an elite group of approximately 3,000 AAHA-accredited practices that voluntarily meet or exceed the association's standards for patient care, equipment, and quality procedures. As part of our accreditation, we are regularly evaluated by an AAHA consultant to assure continuing compliance. There are more than 900 AAHA standards that cover virtually every area of practice:  surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, patient care, cleanliness, client service, emergency services, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesiology.

Approximately 17 percent of animal hospitals in the United States are accredited by AAHA.

AAHA-accredited practices are truly distinctive in providing the highest quality care for pets. AAHA standards are recognized around the world as the benchmark for quality care in veterinary medicine.

For more information about AAHA, please visit their website at