Becoming an AAHA Accredited Hospital

How do you know that your vet is offering your pet the highest standards in veterinary medicine? Animal hospitals are not required to be accredited like human hospitals, so veterinary standards can range significantly from practice to practice. At The Village Vets Virginia-Highland, we strive for excellence in all we do, which is why we sought accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association.

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization to offer accreditation to veterinary hospitals. Only about 15% of all hospitals in the US and Canada are accredited, and we’re proud to stand out with this achievement and deliver the best care to Virginia-Highland, GA.

AAHA’s Standards of Excellence

To become AAHA-accredited, our animal hospital needs to meet (and continue to meet) AAHA’s Standards of Excellence, which cover some 900 different aspects of our hospital. Every 3 years, an AAHA representative visits our hospital to ensure we’re maintaining the highest quality of care.

So what do AAHA’s Standards of Excellence cover? Here’s a few categories:

  • Cleanliness and hygiene
  • Surgical procedures and equipment
  • Anesthesia protocol
  • Diagnostics
  • Dental care
  • Vaccinations
  • Pain management
  • Emergency services
  • Client services
  • And so much more
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Give Your Pet the Best: Choose an AAHA-Accredited Vet

Experience a higher level of care for your best friend at an AAHA-accredited vet! What to know more about AAHA? Visit AAHA’s website or you can always call to ask us for more information, too. If you’re ready for a better vet experience, make your appointment today.

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