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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    • Yolie GarciaYolie Garcia

      I love Dr. Gimball, he is a true friend to animals.
      And Dr. Kelly, I also love her, she has done surgery on two of my dogs and the are doing great!!
      Keep up the great work you guys!

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    • Jackie FoxJackie Fox

      The staff is very professional and friendly
      Dr G is a great veterinarian

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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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    • Nicole FosterNicole Foster

      I can’t thank Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital enough for what they did for our family. It was the toughest decision deciding it was time to put our family dog to sleep and it was extremely hard on my children. They made a very hard decision for my family as comfortable as it could be. The staff was amazing and really cared about what my family was going thru.
      We Can’t thank you enough 💙

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    • Cooper DonlinCooper Donlin

      I woof them. It's a tail waggin experience

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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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    • 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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