Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Scottsdale Cat Clinic's New Accreditation

AAHA stands for the American Animal Hospital Association, a professional association of veterinary hospitals founded in 1933. AAHA is the only organization that provides accreditation for veterinary practices throughout the United States and Canada. Accreditation is strictly voluntary and we are proud to be accredited.

Here at the clinic we are dedicated to providing excellence in small animal care. Our hospital will be evaluated regularly by AAHA to ensure that we meet or exceed the association's standards of excellence. These standards cover nearly every aspect of our hospital including anesthesia, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, patient care, pain management, housekeeping and maintenance, client service, emergency services, diagnostic imaging, and medical records. AAHA standards are recognized around the world as the benchmark for quality care in veterinary medicine.

"Healthy Practices. Healthier Pets." is the ultimate goal of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

Approximately 15% of small animal practices in the United States are AAHA accredited and only 7% of Canadian small animal practices are accredited.

To become accredited, hospitals must comply with the AAHA Standards of Accreditation. As mentioned above we will be evaluated regularly to ensure that we meet or exceed these standards. There are over 900 standards including 46 which are mandatory.

How Does Being Accredited Benefit You?

The Scottsdale Cat Clinic has chosen to be accredited because of our commitment to excellence in small animal care. The AAHA standards were developed with high quality care in mind. By following these strict standards, the Scottsdale Cat Clinic is in a better position to provide patients with the very best in veterinary care.

We will have access to a diverse mix of high-quality educational programs and services to assist our practice in better serving you. We are also committed to being continually evaluated against most rigorous standards in veterinary medicine.

To learn more about AAHA click here to visit their website.

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