What does it mean to be AAHA accredited?

This fully voluntary accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, but it matters to us. AAHA accreditation makes a difference in the level of care we provide, as well as the environment of our practice, which encourages teamwork, accountability, high morale, consistency, and employee wellbeing. In short, it means we hold ourselves to a higher standard - which you and your pet deserve. 

In order to achieve accreditation, we were evaluated by AAHA on more than 900 standards that directly relate to how we care for your pets.

We were evaluated on the following areas:

  • Anesthetic and surgical procedures
  • Client services
  • Contagious diseases
  • Dentistry
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Emergency/critical care service
  • Complete laboratory services
  • Pharmaceutical facilities
  • Accurate medical records
  • Nursing care
  • Properly maintained environment

Why is accreditation so important?

Only about 15% of veterinary practices pass this evaluation to become accredited, and we’re incredibly proud to be one of them—not only because of the hard work of our amazing team, but also because the AAHA Standards of Accreditation ensure that our practice treats your pets with the most compassionate care backed by the highest-quality veterinary medicine. AAHA Accreditation is considered to be the standard for veterinary excellence and this does not vary between states.

You can learn more about AAHA accreditation at aaha.org. Look for the AAHA-Accredited logo (see below) next time you visit! 

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