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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    • Sandee Conn ScozzafavaSandee Conn Scozzafava

      Friendly knowledgeable staff. Yearly check up for my sweet cat Roxie. She was comfortable and not traumatized. Received a thorough exam with all my questions answered. Felt confident when we left. Will continue any and all care for Roxie here!!

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    • Diane SchmidtDiane Schmidt

      We are a brand new client with this animal hospital. Our dog was exhibiting signs of a UTI are kidney issues. The were prompt ,Coumadin professional. They were able to see us later in the day. The entire staff was kind, courteous and knowledgeable. After listening to me list the signs I had observed. Our dog was given a full examination, and some tests were run. Very confident that we now have two very knowledgeable, compassionate and caring animal hospitals to use. We are “snowbirds “. They came recommended by neighbors, and y Yelp.
      We were very pleased, and grateful to them all. Would highly recommend them to anyone in the area.

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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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    • Joe K.Joe K.

      I am very appreciative to Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital for their kind and caring service for one of our beloved Cats. When one of our rescue Cats had a... Read More

    • 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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    • Teddy WyattTeddy Wyatt

      I have 9 furbabies and I love them very much... I am extremely confident in both Dr Gimble and Dr D....they're not only knowledgeable, but they're two of the most caring people I have ever met. I take my babies health very seriously as this is a very big responsibility on my part to care for them ...they are my kids ofc, so naturally I want them to have the best care and to me I have no worries while in the hands of these fine doctors and their amazing staff. Thank you for giving my kids the best of care ~ Love u all <3

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    • Sheri Fangman LeBrunSheri Fangman LeBrun

      I recently moved to the area and from our long driving trip, my older Lab was having tummy issues. I contacted Ocean Breeze and they got me in the same day. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. My dog felt comfortable as well. He is now on the mends, and I will be using Ocean Breeze as my new vet for both of my dogs. I am glad to have found them😃

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