By: Gabrielle Feldman
We are thrilled to announce that we are celebrating a decade of being AAHA accredited! But what does that mean for you and the care that your pets recieve?
Unlike human hospitals, accreditation is not required for veterinary hospitals in the United States. AAHA, or American Animal Hospital Association, was established in 1933 by leaders in the veterinary profession. In order to recieve accreditation, animal hospitals undergo regular and rigouous evaluations. This includes approximetly 900 standards of veterinary care! Currently only 12-15% of veterinary practices in the United States are AAHA accredited, and we believe it is one of the aspects that sets us apart.
In order to continue our rating over the years, we are held to the absolute highest levels of care in areas such as anesthesia, pain management, contagious disease, dentistry, patient care, surgery, emergency care, pharmacy, laboratory, record keeping, cleanliness, client service, pratice leadership, safety and continuing education.
Accreditation is important for the animal health for the same reason it is important for human health. Without a governing body to review protocols and provide checks to ensure essential standards are being met, quailty is not gauranteed. Accreditaiton helps veterinary hospitals stay on the leading edge of veterinary progressive medicine and a quality range of services to ensure your pet gets the care they deserve. So you can feel confident that you have selected a hospital committed to and certified in excellence!