You may have heard that we are proud at Town & Country Animal Hospital to be AAHA accredited. Even though that may sound impressive, many people don’t know what that means. Read on to learn about AAHA accreditation and what it means for you and your four-legged family member.
AAHA stands for the American Animal Hospital Association, a group established in 1933 that has dedicated itself to ensuring the highest quality of care for pets.
AAHA accredits veterinary hospitals according to its over 900 standards. Hospitals are only accredited when they can demonstrate compliance and are subject to periodic onsite inspections completed every three years. Only about 15 percent of small animal hospitals across the United States and Canada can say that they comply!
AAHA accredited hospitals must meet standards in 19 separate areas, including :
- Patient care
- Pain management
- Exam facilities
- Medical records
- Emergency services
- Dental care
- Diagnostic imaging
- Continuing education
How We are Serving Your Family
By taking the extra steps to become AAHA accredited,Town & Country Animal Hospital is demonstrating that your pets mean as much to us as they do to you. When you bring your special family friends to our facility, you can be assured that we are meeting the highest of standards in veterinary medicine today.
AAHA periodically reviews its standards and makes changes in order to keep up with an ever-changing field. This means that the medicine practiced in an AAHA accredited facility, such as ours, is truly up-to-date and of the highest quality. When bringing your pet to an AAHA hospital, you can expect:
- Immediate diagnostic capabilities
- Access to appropriate medications in a timely manner
- Thorough and complete medical records
- A safe and clean environment
- The best in quality of care
- Access to emergency services
- A commitment to growth
- A dedication to veterinary medicine.
We hope that our voluntary endorsement by the American Animal Hospital Association helps you to feel comfortable bringing your pets to see us and recommending us to friends and family. We are proud to be one of the few animal hospitals in the country to meet their high standards.