What is an AAHA-Accredited Animal Hospital?
You may have seen the red and white AAHA logo on our homepage. But what does AAHA mean? Why is it important? At Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital, we pride ourselves on the one-on-one care we provide to our patients and clients. We also believe that only the highest-quality services and treatment will do. Therefore, it made perfect sense for our team to pursue accreditation with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
AAHA is the only accrediting body for animal hospitals in North America. To obtain accreditation with this organization, our practice needed to fulfill approximately 900 standards of quality to ensure a commitment to veterinary excellence. Fewer than 15% of veterinary clinics throughout the US and Canada achieve AAHA accreditation. Becoming AAHA-accredited has helped our hospital achieve its full potential and become a place where people and their pets can always expect exceptional care.
Standards of Excellence
To maintain our accreditation, our hospital must pass AAHA inspection every three years on over 900 different care standards.
These standards are grouped into the following 18 categories:
- Pain management
- Patient care
- Human resources
- Emergency and critical care
- Housekeeping and maintenance
- Diagnostic imaging
- Contagious disease
- Client services
- Medical records
- Laboratory and pharmacy
- Exam facilities
- Referral standards
- Continuing education
Our Accreditation is a Promise
Being an AAHA-accredited hospital is not about having a title, but about promising service that goes well beyond your expectations every time. We believe that you can only provide the best medical care if you truly understand your patients and the people you serve. Therefore, our accreditation demonstrates our promise to be an advocate for your pet and a trusted veterinary partner for you.
Dr. Petty and his Arbor Pointe staff are so very compassionate and extremely professional! I’ve taken my dogs and cats here for years. The clinic is pristinely clean! I very much appreciate their excellent communication and total up to date knowledge for the needs of my fur babies! Highly recommend!
Jake was never a “normal” dog. Everything seemed to hurt or scare him. When my vet suggested I see Dr. Petty, I immediately made an appointment. Despite the hour trip, we have been seeing him ever since. Jake is a much happier boy. Now that Dr. Petty has cared for him, he is living his best life.
When the emergency veterinarian said my cat was going to die, I went to Dr. Petty. After a series of treatments, my cat lived 9 more years. Ever since, I have brought all my pets to Arbor Pointe. Dr. Petty is kind, compassionate, wicked smart, willing to think outside the box, and just a darn good veterinarian.