Have you ever wondered if the Kansas City veterinary hospital or clinic that you might take your pet to for emergency care is one the best in the area? We pet owners only want the best care for our pets, right? Since we love them, the answer will always be a yes!
Any excellent veterinary hospital has to be inspected before being accredited by the AAHA.
Nearly 3,200 veterinary hospitals worldwide are included in the American Animal Hospital Association, (AAHA) evaluation program. Inspectors regularly visit these emergency vet hospitals and clinics. They ensure that the hospitals and clinics meet AAHA’s strict standards for vet services and facilities.
“AAHA is the only organization that certifies animal hospitals or animal clinics throughout the U.S. and Canada. AAHA accredited veterinary hospitals actually choose to be evaluated on 900 requirements. the checks are made in the following areas: quality of care; diagnostic and pharmacy; facility management; pet medical records; and facility maintenance.
Why do veterinary hospital quality standards matter to you?
Here are a few examples of how AAHA’s standards concern you and your pet’s emergency and critical care.
- Pet vet hospitals or clinics are required to provide diagnostic services (x-ray and lab) to ensure they can quickly and accurately diagnose your pet.
- The requirements focus on the quality of care in the areas of: anesthesia, contagious diseases, dentistry, pain management, patient care, surgery and emergency care.
- Accredited animal hospitals have an onsite pharmacy, so they can begin emergency care immediately.
- AAHA standards require that medical records cover as much as possible that is known about your pet’s health history. The information must be accurate.
The standards developed and published by AAHA are widely accepted as being the best vet emergency practices known about high quality care. These mandatory guidelines are reviewed and updated to ensure that they remain up-to-date with the newest knowledge and technology. “ From – Healthypet.com
Thanks very much for sharing your concern for pet care in our area!