This hospital has voluntarily achieved the high standards of the American Animal Hospital Association, qualifying it as an AAHA Hospital Member. These standards pertain to facilities, equipment, practice, methods, and management. Evidence of compliance with these standards is determined through periodic, on-site evaluations by practice consultants of the Association.
The purpose of The American Animal Hospital Association is to enhance the abilities of veterinarains to provide quality medical care to companion animals; enable veterinarains to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence; and to meet the public’s need as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an international association of more than 36,000 veterinary care providers who treat companion animals.
Established in 1933, AAHA is well known among veterinarians and pet owners for its standards for hospitals and pet health care. Accredited hospitals voluntarily participate in the AAHA hospital evaluation program. Consultants regularly visit these hospitals to ensure compliance with AAHA’s standards for services and facilities.
The standards require hospitals to provide diagnostic services (x-ray and laboratory) so that they can quickly and accurately diagnose your pet.
The standards focus on the quality of care in the areas of: anesthesia, contagious diseases, dentistry, pain management, patient care, surgery and emergency care.
Accredited hospitals have an onsite pharmacy (another standards area) so they can begin treatment immediately.
AAHA standards also require that medical records be thorough and complete which helps them to better understand your pet’s medical history and how past health issues might be impacting their current medical status.
The standards developed and published by AAHA are widely accepted as representing those components of veterinary practice that represent high quality care. The standards are periodically reviewed and updated to ensure that they remain consistent with evolving knowledge and technology.
Accreditation helps veterinary hospitals stay on the leading edge of veterinary medicine and provide the quality and range of services you and your pet deserve.
Because of the AAHA Standards of Accreditation, you can be sure that your pet will receive top-quality care at Care Animal Hospital.