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AAHA Accreditation

 
 

AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care

 

Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent of
pet owners believe that 
their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15%
of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital
Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.

In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an
accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality
for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation
process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The
accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through
the lengthy process.

Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards
of veterinary excellence.  To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary
experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely
inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation
is considered the standard for veterinary excellence
, and does not vary between states or provinces
(AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard.
Pets are our passion.  And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent
care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.

Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet.
Visit aaha.org/petowner.