The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the accrediting body for veterinary hospitals. Unlike human hospitals, veterinary hospitals are not required to be accredited. Those that elect to go thru the process are evaluated on over 900 standards of veterinary excellence in order to become accredited. This is a rigorous process that requires all hospital team members to evaluate, review, and implement these standards in all areas of the hospital. The standards are constantly reviewed and updated to keep accredited hospitals on the cutting edge of advanced veterinary medicine.
At Urgent Pet Care, we elected to undergo the process and become AHHA accredited at both of our hospitals. As a company and as pet owners ourselves, we felt this process helped us provide the best care for our patients. These standards address patient care, pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education. This process also challenges us to improve and strive to provide the best care possible. Every three years we voluntarily undergo comprehensive on site evaluations.
We are proud to announce we have just completed this process for our Millard clinic and have become recertified at our Papillion clinic. We are proud to be part of the top 15% of all veterinary hospitals across the United States and Canada to be accredited. Each of us at Urgent Pet Care is dedicated to deliver excellent health care for you and your pet.