ACCREDITED VETERINARY HOSPITALS
A growing number of pet owners looked for an accredited hospital the last time they chose a veterinary hospital. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the ONLY organization to accredit companion animal veterinary hospitals in the US and Canada. Only 12 to 15% of veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited by AAHA. Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited.
- Why AAHA Accreditation Matters
- Find AAHA -Accredited Hospital Near Your Location
Past investigations indicate that not all states perform timely inspections on veterinary practices as required by law and may not adequately follow up on inspection violations or licensing requirements.
AAHA-accredited hospitals undergo comprehensive ON-SITE EVALUATIONS typically every three years in order to maintain their accredited status.
Veterinary State Board Websites
Veterinary State Boards protect consumers and animals through licensing of veterinarians, registered technicians, premises and by strict enforcement of state laws and regulations.
LOCATE VETERINARY STATE BOARD BY LOCATION:
Most BOARD sites will enable you to Verify a License, File a Complaint, display Disciplinary Actions and list state Laws and Regulations (Veterinary Practice Act).
- One-Third Of Texas Veterinary Board Resigns (1.2.17)
Ohio To Exempt AAHA Accredited Animal Hospitals From State Inspections (7.10.15)
Investigation Reveals Concerns About Ohio Veterinary Medical Board (2.3.15)
- Audit Says No Formal Criteria for Re-Inspections of North Carolina Veterinary Practices (11.8.14)
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