We are AAHA Accredited – What does that mean?

In 2020, the team at Queen City Animal Hospital went through the lengthy process to become AAHA accredited, and are so excited to share this news with you! But why is AAHA accreditation important? What does it really mean for you and your pets?

The American Animal Hospital Association is the only organization to accredit companion animal veterinary hospitals in the US and Canada. Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe their veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% 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.

And guess what? We are ONE of only two animal hospitals in our beloved zip code of 28205 that are AAHA Accredited. 

But what does accreditation mean? It means Queen City Animal Hospital holds itself to a higher standard, and that your pet is receiving care at a hospital that has passed the highest standards in veterinary care. AAHA sends consultants to AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals every two to three years to evaluate hospitals on their adherence to the AAHA Standards of Accreditation. AAHA consultants evaluate hospitals on approximately 900 different standards of veterinary care, ensuring the best care possible is offered.

Accreditation by AAHA is the only way to know a veterinary practice is operating at the highest standards of excellence in animal care. Pet owners gain peace of mind when they choose an accredited practice, because they know their AAHA-accredited hospital has passed the highest standards of veterinary care.

We at Queen City Animal Hospital chose to become AAHA-Accredited because we believe in providing the highest quality care for our clients and patients. It’s important to us, and we hope it’s important to you. Pets deserve the best.

Want to learn more? Visit aaha.org