We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital.

     

                                                               What does it mean to be AAHA accredited?

                                                           

                                                                  AAHA stands for American Animal Hospital Association. Being accredited means that we have passed a                                                                        voluntary evaluation of more than 900 standards. We are committed to maintaining these standards and                                                                      we undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every 3 years. It, along with the College of                                                                                          Veterinarians of Ontario ensures that our hospital and its doctors stay current with their knowledge of                                                                          medicine, best practices and standards of care. We aim to provide the most up-to-date services and                                                                              industry knowledge.

Not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care accreditation is a voluntary and time-consuming process.

Some of the AAHA enhanced standards of accreditation cover the following areas:

  • Anesthesia: Methods for assessing anesthetic needs in patients and appropriateness of equipment

  • Contagious Disease: Protocols, processes and facilities to handle contagious diseases and avoid outbreaks

  • Dentistry: Safe dental procedures that protect both the patient and staff member.

  • Diagnostic Imaging: Diagnostic imaging protocols that create a safe environment for both the patient and staff members

  • Emergency: Equipment handling and process for emergencies

  • Examination Room: Properly equipped for thorough examinations

  • Housekeeping: Cleanliness

  • Laboratory: Laboratory services for the prompt diagnosis of patients

  • Medical Records: Continuity of care through medical record details

  • Pain Management: Pain assessment, management and training

  • Patient Care: Humane and advantageous care to patients during all aspects of their visit

  • Pharmacy: Proper handling, storing and dispensing of medications

  • Safety: Safety of environment for patients, clients and team

  • Surgery: Patient safety in an aseptic environment with appropriate pre- and post-operative considerations

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. Pets are our passion and keeping them healthy

is our #1 priority.  Because your pets deserve nothing less.

Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.