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October 8, 2020

CONTACT: Christine Panek

Director of Marketing and Communications

American Animal Hospital Association

Capitaland Animal Hospital celebrates 50 years of accreditation

Capitaland Animal Hospital is earning recognition for practicing the gold standard of veterinary medicine for 50 consecutive years. 

Since 1970, Capitaland Animal Hospital has voluntarily submitted itself to the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) Standards of Accreditation. Achieving accreditation by AAHA is an important milestone to delivering quality pet care. 

“Congratulations to Capitaland Animal Hospital on their 50th anniversary of being accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association!” said Janice L. Trumpeter, DVM, AAHA Deputy Chief Executive Officer. “Not every veterinary practice is accredited by AAHA; choosing to be AAHA accredited and maintaining that for a half century demonstrates true commitment to veterinary excellence by the entire practice team.” 

Accreditation is voluntary and only about 15% of animal hospitals in the US and Canada choose to undergo AAHA’s rigorous evaluation to become AAHA accredited. Nearly 60 percent of the pet-owning public believes their veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. AAHA is the only organization in the US and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that go above and beyond state and provincial regulations. 

Only the top small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation by the Association. To maintain accredited status, Capitaland Animal Hospital must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

Capitaland Animal Hospital was recognized for its achievement during the AAHA conference, Connexity, held virtually for the first time on October 1.

For more information about accreditation, visit


Since 1933, the American Animal Hospital Association has been the only organization to accredit veterinary hospitals throughout the United States and Canada according to more than 900 standards directly correlated to high-quality medicine and compassionate care. Accreditation in veterinary medicine is voluntary. The AAHA-accredited logo is the best way to know a practice has been evaluated by a third-party. Look for the AAHA logo. For more information about the American Animal Hospital Association, visit

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