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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    • Rosie FernandezRosie Fernandez

      excellent care, wonderful technicians, very compassionate and caring veterinarians

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    • Debbi GreerDebbi Greer

      Can not say enough about Dr. Paulson and everyone that helped with my lil Odie! They not only took very good care of him but they kept me on keel! Thank you all!!

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    • Rebecca DeeganRebecca Deegan

      By far the most caring and helpful vet I've ever been too. Dr. Gimbal is amazing and helped us get our cat ...chaos... All better and good to go. Sam at the front desk was amazing as well. I highly recommend them and I'm definitely gonna be taking all of my animals there!!! Thank you all so much for what you've done for us!!!

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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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    • Lilly Van PettenLilly Van Petten

      I feel so fortunate to find this hospital for my little dog Precious. Dr. Paulsen was not only competent with her diagnoses but a caring & compassionate person. Furthermore, she put my dog's need before financial gains which speaks highly of her integrity. She could have treated my dog for cancer but steered me to the Animal Cancer Clinic where she thought would be more economical for me. Yet she was the full backup whenever we needed her. When dealing with your beloved sick pet, you can be assured they will be in good hands from the doctors & the staff of this establishment.

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    • JoAnn Yelichek-HuntJoAnn Yelichek-Hunt

      I have nothing but good things to say about the staff at Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital. They are so kind, caring and knowledgeable.

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    • Danielle Sansalone-HornDanielle Sansalone-Horn

      Thank you so much for taking such good care of Logan today. I was so pleased that the procedure went well and you also trimmed his nails for me. The whole staff is fantastic!

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