Why is it important to choose an AAHA facility for your pet?
In 2003, CVCC voluntarily sought accreditation and became certified after passing an evaluation of over 900 protocols that ensure that we offer the highest quality care that is available for your pet.
Only 1 in 6 hospitals can meet these standards.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an international organization of more than 42,000 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. Approximately 3,200 veterinary 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.
AAHA is the only organization that accredits animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada.
AAHA-accredited hospitals voluntarily choose to be evaluated on 900 standards in the following areas: quality of care, diagnostics, pharmacy, management, medical records and facility. The standards are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure 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.
Here are some testimonials of a few pet owners about AAHA-accredited animal hospitals:
“I just learned the vet clinic that I have been taking my kitties to is NOT AAHA accredited. I have found the list of clinics in my area that are; this summer I will be making sure my fur kids have a doctor/clinic that meets these guidelines!” – Laurie Smith
“It’s a mark that helps you know you can trust someone.” -Life with Dogs and Cats
“I searched for an accredited veterinary clinic in my area and, unbelievably, there are only three! I chose one, and was able to get in that same day for an appointment. I have been to countless vet offices in my life, but this one was incredible! The employees were extremely friendly and it was obvious that they loved their jobs and their patients. The veterinarian took time to speak with us and did the most thorough examination I have ever witnessed. He explained each procedure as he performed it. I can’t tell you how impressed I was with the service we received! Thank you for enlightening me!” -Melissa K. Clinton
If you would like more information on the American Animal Hospital Association you can visit them here.