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.

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    • Diane FlynnDiane Flynn

      We like their professionalism, friendliness & their willingness to help us out in special ways.
      Can’t think of any place better to take care of our dogs 🙂

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    • Betty MoonBetty Moon

      the doctors and staff are wonderful and caring...

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    • Candace BrowningCandace Browning

      The staff was very nice and very thorough with my little Elvira! I would highly recommend this place to anyone who needs an amazing vet and staff and reasonable prices!

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    • Debra ScutariDebra Scutari

      Took my lucky in to see Dr Gimbal he was very Patient and thorough answered a bunch of my concerns and questions think we’re on the right track now. Would definitely recommend him and his staff for you and your pets. He’s been a great doctor for my fur babies.

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    • Khristian McdannoldKhristian Mcdannold

      We just moved here from
      out of state. This place came highly recommended from a neighbor. And wow we are impressed. Loved the place. The Vet and techs were awesome ! The front desk person was great. And they offer a military discount as well.
      Will be a customer for life.

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    • Katelyn JohnsonKatelyn Johnson

      I have only been to their offices once recently and we had to sadly say goodbye to my beloved boy, Jack. The entire staff is so warm and sincere in their care. It meant so much to me that they made Jack comfortable and didn’t rush us at all with our goodbyes. They truly understood how hard it was for our family to lose a loved one. I will 100% be back for the continuous care of our other dog, Lucy. I am truly grateful for all of their kindness.

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    • Loretta HelmsLoretta Helms

      Great staff! Everyone is friendly,caring and helpful 😍

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