Did you know that accreditation for Animal Hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn't it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pets veterinary Hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital (AAHA).
In united states, all human Hospitals that serve 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 vigorous 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 in approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, Hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every 3 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 accreditation 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 number 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.