We have big news – Oxford Veterinary Hospital is now AAHA Accredited! What does this mean? We’re here to tell you!
Established in 1933 by leaders in the veterinary profession, AAHA is the only companion animal exclusive veterinary association. AAHA is best known for its accreditation of companion animal practices. To become accredited, companion animal hospitals undergo regular comprehensive evaluations by AAHA veterinary experts who evaluate the practice on approximately 900 standards of veterinary care. The Association also develops other publications and educational programs and resources designed to help companion animal hospitals thrive. The AAHA membership philosophy is team-focused, allowing every hospital staff member, from veterinarians to receptionists, to benefit from AAHA’s resources through one group membership. Today, over 3,700 practice teams (12-15 % of all veterinary practices in the United States and Canada) are AAHA accredited.
Of course, the real story is the journey to getting accredited. Becoming an AAHA Accredited hospital has been important to us for a long time. We were originally ineligible to go through the application process in our old building due to some of the mandatory building requirements. In fact, our new hospital was specifically designed with future AAHA accreditation standards in mind. Now we’re proud to say that we’re part of the exclusive group! Our staff is happy to provide the highest quality care to your pet during every single visit!