Highest Level of Care: What It Means to be Treated by an AAHA Accredited Veterinarian
Accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) means a great deal to professionals in the industry striving for veterinary excellence. Known for upholding the highest standards in veterinary medicine, AAHA accredited hospitals keep up with the latest medical advances, continue to offer unparalleled customer service, and raise awareness in their communities.
When pet owners research veterinarians to care for their pets, the red AAHA logo carries a lot of weight. We’re proud to be ranked among them in order to deliver the best veterinary experience possible.
The Real Deal
The AAHA is the third-party accrediting body for animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. Comprised of passionate, experienced veterinary professionals, the AAHA establishes and reinforces the highest caliber services at accredited veterinary hospitals.
In order to minimize mortality rates and health complications, human hospitals must adhere to certain standardized protocols. The same requirement isn’t true for veterinary hospitals. In fact, only 15% of all veterinary hospitals are AAHA accredited.
Dickinson Animal Hospital & Pet Wellness Center voluntarily commits to the high standards of the AAHA, and chooses to have our practice measured by the most meticulous standards in our industry. Not every animal hospital can say that!
For Your Pet
An AAHA accredited hospital will not only deliver high-quality customer service to their clients, but all staff are current with the most recent research and medical advances. What this means for your pet is the best possible veterinary experience. Furthermore, AAHA accredited hospitals have a proven track record of pets with better outcomes following illness or injury.
The Extra Mile
AAHA accredited hospitals have to work really hard to attain the honor, but it doesn’t end there. We have to continue our education and pass AAHA evaluations every three years. We are evaluated on approximately 900 different veterinary standards, such as:
- Medical records system
- Diagnostics facilities and equipment (such as digital radiographs, full laboratory, etc.)
- Pharmacy (quality control and client education)
- Anesthesia equipment and protocol
- Surgical suite (aseptic single room with excellent lighting, sterile equipment, access to drugs, etc.)
- Hospital equipment
- Dental services
- Nursing care
- Safe and clean premises
- Emergency services
Pay It Forward
Following AAHA specifications, we are also up to date on the following aspects of pet health:
- Weight management
- Pain medication administration
- Vaccination and disease prevention
- Dental care
In other words, bringing your pet to an AAHA accredited hospital assures that they’ll receive the best care in the finest facility with cutting-edge equipment.
Proud to be AAHA Accredited!
Our veterinarians and staff members are proud to serve the Dickinson community. As an AAHA accredited hospital, we give our clients peace of mind by following the gold standard of veterinary care. Keeping your pet healthy and happy is our priority, and we hope you’ll contact us with any questions or concerns.