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Curious about AAHA hospitals and why they matter?

Founded in the 1930s by a group of forward-thinking veterinarians, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) established rigorous standards to elevate veterinary care. These standards, known as the AAHA Standards of Accreditation, set benchmarks for excellence in veterinary practices. By voluntarily participating in the AAHA Accreditation Program, veterinary hospitals integrate these standards into their daily operations, ensuring top-tier care for companion animals. This commitment not only enhances patient care but also fosters loyalty among veterinary staff and demonstrates a dedication to excellence for our patients and clients .

With over 42,000 veterinary care providers worldwide, AAHA is renowned for promoting the highest standards in pet health care since its inception in 1933. Approximately 3,200 veterinary hospitals in the U.S. participate in AAHA’s rigorous evaluation program, which includes assessments of services, facilities, and medical protocols. Consultants regularly visit these hospitals to uphold AAHA’s stringent criteria for quality care.

Why does AAHA accreditation matter to you and your pet? Here are a few examples of its impact:

  • Hospitals must provide comprehensive diagnostic services, including x-rays and laboratory tests, for swift and accurate pet diagnoses.
  • Standards focus on superior care in anesthesia, dentistry, pain management, surgery, emergency care, and more.
  • Accredited hospitals maintain onsite pharmacies, ensuring immediate treatment for your pet’s needs.
  • Thorough and meticulous medical records help veterinarians understand your pet’s health history and current medical status, aiding in effective treatment.

The AAHA Standards are continuously updated to reflect advancements in veterinary medicine, ensuring that accredited hospitals remain at the forefront of high-quality care. This dedication to excellence allows AAHA-accredited hospitals to offer the best possible care and services to you and your pet.

We are proud to be an accredited member of AAHA. Our commitment to our patients and clients is demonstrated through our dedication to maintaining these rigorous standards