AAHA Accreditation

We are proud to say that our practice is one of the few AAHA accredited practices in west-central Ohio. AAHA is the only organization that accredits animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Through AAHA accreditation program we voluntarily chose to be evaluated on over 900 standards in the following areas: quality of care; diagnostic & pharmacy; management; medical records; and facility.

This is just one facet of our commitment to provide the highest quality animal healthcare available.

AAHA Accreditation
Less than 14% of the small animal veterinary facilities in the USA and Canada are accredited members of AAHA
AAHA Background

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an organization serving veterinarians and staff members, who are engaged in the delivery of veterinary medical care to companion animals. In addition to providing educational programs and publications and various services to practices, the Association publishes Standards for veterinary practices. Those practices that choose to undergo periodic on-site evaluation by AAHA staff may become accredited by the Association. Membership in AAHA and participation in the Accreditation Program is voluntary.

AAHA Importance to You and Your Pet

Why does this matter to you? Here are a few examples of how AAHA’s standards impact you and your pet.

  • The Standards require hospitals to provide diagnostic services (x-ray and laboratory) so that they can quickly and accurately diagnose your pet.
  • The Standards focus on the quality of care in the areas of anesthesia, contagious diseases, dentistry, pain management, patient care, surgery and emergency care.
  • Accredited hospitals have an onsite pharmacy (another standards area) so they can begin treatment immediately.
  • AAHA Standards require that medical records be thorough and complete to help practitioners better understand your pet’s medical history and how past health issues might be impacting their current medical status.

AAHA Standards & Accreditation

  • The Standards developed and published by AAHA are widely accepted as representing those components of veterinary practice that represent high-quality care.
  • The Standards are periodically reviewed and updated to ensure that they remain consistent with evolving knowledge and technology. They cover physical facilities, equipment, patient and staff safety, staff continuing education and training, medical record keeping, and medical protocols.
  • Those practices that wish to be accredited complete an application and preparation process, which culminates with an on-site evaluation by a veterinary professional employed by AAHA.
  • Those practices that are found to be in compliance with the Standards established by the Association are awarded AAHA Accredited Practice status. In order to maintain accreditation, the practice must undergo additional on-site evaluations, at intervals of approximately every three years.
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Russell Bennett
Russell Bennett
posted 2 weeks ago

VERY wonderful experience. They were very compassionate with our needs in a trying time with our animal and gave us many options without pushing us to do things that were not necessary. Thank You to all the staff and hoping your great success with a growing needs to help others in the way you helped us.

Brandon Silverthorn
Brandon Silverthorn
posted 2 months ago

The entire staff is friendly, professional and genuinely care about the animals and their needs. They provide a clean environment, free of clutter. The animals being boarded seem comfortable and safe. The dogs are separated from the cats.The equipment is up-to-date. They offer payment options, and have an app! WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?

Stacy Adamson
Stacy Adamson
posted 4 days ago

I love this vet. My dog has very high anxiety and they take the time to make him feel comfortable. Highly recommend them. They are amazing.

Angela Dunlop
Angela Dunlop
posted 1 month ago

Absolutely amazed by this office. They took my baby in emergency as a new patient, stayed late and worked very hard to save his life. He was only there about 24hours and I could tell how much they were rooting for him and that they cared. We have a bit of a road ahead of us but I know they did everything they could for him.

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