What is AAHA? – AAHA stands for the American Animal Hospital Association, a professional association of veterinary hospitals founded in 1933. AAHA is the only organization that provides accreditation for veterinary practices throughout the United States and Canada. Our hospital is an accredited practice member of AAHA.
What are the requirements for accreditation?
To become accredited, hospitals must comply with the AAHA Standards of Accreditation. An AAHA practice consult periodically visits our practice to ensure that we meet or exceed these standards. There are more than 900 standards covering the following areas:



o   Anesthesiology

o   Client Service

o   Contagious Disease

o   Continuing Education

o   Dentistry

o   Diagnostic Imaging

o   Emergency/Urgent Care

o   Examination Facilities

o   Housekeeping and Maintenance

o   Human Resources

o   Laboratory

o   Leadership

o   Medical Records

o   Pain Management

o   Patient Care

o   Pharmacy

o   Safety

o   Surgery

AAHA accreditation is a voluntary program.  We have chosen to be accredited because of our commitment to excellence in small animal care.

AAHA developed the accreditation program to raise the level of care being provided to companion animals, to increase loyalty among veterinary staff members, and to provide a way for animal hospitals to show their excellence to their communities and clients.