March 25, 2013
Animal Hospital Celebrates
25 Years of Accreditation
Small Animal Hospital is earning recognition for practicing the gold
standard of veterinary medicine for 25 consecutive years.
Since 1988, Griffith
Small Animal Hospital PC has voluntarily submitted itself to the
American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) Standards of Accreditation.
Achieving accreditation by AAHA is an important milestone to delivering quality
would like to congratulate Griffith Small Animal
Hospital PC on their 25th anniversary of being accredited by
the American Animal Hospital Association,” said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP
AAHA executive director and chief executive officer. “Choosing to be AAHA
accredited and maintaining that for a quarter century demonstrates true
commitment to veterinary excellence by the entire practice team. Pets and their
people receiving care from an AAHA-accredited hospital can rest assured they
are receiving the highest quality veterinary care from a practice team
dedicated to delivering their very best each and every day.”
AAHA is the only organization in the United
States and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards
that go above and beyond state regulations. Established in 1933, the Association is
well-known among veterinarians for its leadership in the profession, high
standards for veterinary practices and pet health care, and most importantly,
its accreditation of companion-animal practices.
The AAHA Standards of Accreditation,
viewed as the standard of veterinary excellence, contain more than 900
individual standards, divided into 19 sections. These areas of focus include:
patient care and pain
management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records,
cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging,
anesthesiology and continuing education.
Only the top small animal hospitals in the United
States and Canada have achieved accreditation by the Association. To maintain
accredited status, Griffith Small Animal
Hospital PC must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.
Small Animal Hospital, located at 3407
Northland Drive, Austin, TX, has been accredited with the Association
since 1988 and can be reached at (512)453-5828.
For more information about accreditation, visit www.healthypet.com, or connect on Facebook and “like” the American Animal Hospital