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.
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Most veterinary board websites will enable you to verify a license, file a complaint, display disciplinary actions and provide the state laws and regulations (veterinary practice act).
INVESTIGATION: Texas Veterinary Disciplinary Records Missing on TBVME Public Lookup Tool (6.6.22)
- Six years ago, lawmakers called on the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME) to address some ‘concerning’ data reliability issues. Specifically, the agency was supposed to fix its licensee look-up website — a tool that enables pet-owners to search for their veterinarian’s disciplinary history. Just months before this agency’s next legislative review, KXAN investigators discovered dozens of disciplinary records still missing from the look-up tool.
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