We are so proud to be one of the 12% of hospitals in North America accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. AAHA is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in North America. Practices that accept the challenge of accreditation are held to high standards that encompass all aspects of veterinary medicine. AAHA accredited hospitals are committed to excellence and better care for pets and their people. AAHA accredited hospitals are those who strive to be the best of the best and deliver the highest possible quality of veterinary care.
Unlike human hospitals, veterinary hospitals are not required to be accredited. Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals in the U.S. and Canada that choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services.
To become AAHA-accredited, practices undergo a rigorous evaluation process to ensure they meet the AAHA Standards of Accreditation, which include the areas of: Patient care, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pain management, pharmacy, safety, surgery, client service, anesthesia, contagious disease, continuing education, dentistry, examination facilities, medical records, leadership and emergency/urgent care. To maintain accredited status, hospitals undergo comprehensive on-site evaluations every three years, which ensures that hospitals are compliant with the Association's mandatory standards.