AAHA Accredited for 30+ years - why is this so important?
AAHA Accredition - The standard of veterinary excellence
Every 3 years we undergo comprehensive on-site evaluations on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence in the areas of quality of care, pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education.
Why is AAHA Accreditation Important?
By selecting an AAHA Accredited hospital Like Petaluma Veterinary Hospital, your pet will receive top quality care from a hospital that holds itself to a higher standard. AAHA accredited hospitals are recognized as the finest in the industry and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine.
Established in 1933, AAHA is the only veterinary association exclusive to companion animals, and is best known for its accreditation of companion animal practices. To become accredited, hospitals must undergo regular comprehensive evaluations (on 900 standards of veterinary care) by AAHA veterinary experts. The Association also develops publications, educational programs and resources designed to help companion animal hospitals thrive.
The AAHA mission is to:
• Enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide top 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