AAHA & AVMA
American Animal Hospital Association
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits veterinary hospitals — both general and specialty practices — in the United States and Canada. Accreditation is voluntary and only approximately 15% of animal clinics and hospitals are accredited in the United States and Canada.
Our practice is evaluated against a pool of more than 900 standards that represent best practices in veterinary care and hospital management. A national task-force of veterinary professionals created and continually updates the standards to reflect the latest developments and improvements in patient care, surgery, medical records, cleanliness, staff safety, leadership, and a host of other areas essential to excellent patient care.
To maintain accreditation, we have an on-site evaluation every 3 years. During the evaluation, a Practice Consultant from AAHA walks through our practice and evaluates whether we are meeting the standards or not. This ensures that every AAHA-accredited practice represents the most current thinking about what constitutes the best health and medical care for pets.
We are proud to have been an AAHA Accredited Hospital since 2010! To learn more about accreditation, please visit www.healthypet.com.
American Veterinary Medical Association
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 84,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. The objective of the Association shall be to advance the science and art of veterinary medicine, including its relationship to public health, biological science, and agriculture.
The AVMA provides a number of tangible benefits to its members, including information resources, continuing education opportunities, quality publications, and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services.
AVMA also provides many important intangible benefits to its members…such as state and federal advocacy that helps provide a better legislative and regulatory environment for the profession, opportunities to address issues and affect policy that govern the profession and the practice of veterinary medicine, professional fellowship and contacts that enhance growth and experience, and providing a platform for the profession for a collective, organized voice on a national level…that often prove to be most valuable, over time.