The Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board (OVMLB) which regulates veterinarians in the state recently voted to exempt AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals from routine compliance inspections by the state unless the Board receives a complaint necessitating an inspection according to the American Animal Hospital Association.
The AAHA is the only organization in the U.S. that accredits animal hospitals.
Ohio has become the second state (after Alabama) to accept AAHA accreditation in lieu of conducting a state inspection.
Approximately 12 to 15% of all animal hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited by the AAHA.
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