AAHA ACCREDITATION, WHATS THAT?
Uptown Animal Hospital strives to provide our clients and patients with the best possible veterinary service available, in doing so we have opted to be AAHA Accredited.
What does that mean to you and your pet, great question?
Q: What does AAHA stand for?
A: American Animal Hospital Association
A professional veterinary association formed in 1933 to regulate and promote high quality standards for small animal practices.
- Serves about 6,000 hospital members in the U.S and Canada
- 3,000 hospitals are AAHA-accredited – that’s only 15% of all veterinary practices in the U.S. and Canada
- Produces publications, videos, client information and other services
The Purpose of AAHA is to:
- Enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals
- Enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence
- Meet the public’s needs as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine
What is AAHA Accreditation?
Veterinary practices that accept the challenge of accreditation are evaluated on stringent quality standards that encompass all aspects of pet care – ranging from patient care and pain management, to team training and medical record keeping.
What does this mean to you?
- AAHA standards are continuously updated to keep accredited practices on the forefront of veterinary medicine.
- You can trust an AAHA – accredited practice team to provide the very best care for your pet!
How is a practice accredited?
- Preparing for the evaluation is a team – building experience and increases moral
- On the day of the evaluation, an AAHA consultant visits and spends 1-2 days in the hospital evaluating the practice on over 900 standards.
- To maintain their accreditation, a practice must be re-evaluated every 3 years.
By choosing an AAHA – accredited practice, you can be confident your pet is receiving the highest quality care available.