We Are The Champions! AAHA Accreditation

AAHA AccreditationIn 2003, Guthrie Pet Hospital was awarded the American Animal Hospital Association’s top honor, AAHA accreditation.  Our hospital is inspected every three years to verify that we are maintaining AAHA standards.   That means your pet is being cared for by one of the top 12-15% of animal hospitals in the United States and Canada.

AAHA has recognized veterinary hospitals for their commitment to maintaining high standards of care for over 80 years. To be eligible for AAHA accreditation, hospitals must be evaluated on approximately 900 standards that assess safety protocols, equipment, veterinary knowledge, and other key areas of pet health care. Accredited hospitals are home to leading pet healthcare providers.

Our veterinarians and staff are dedicated to delivering excellent care for your pet. Because pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. AAHA helps us stay prepared and equipped to provide the level of care that your pet deserves.

Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.

In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited by an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since the law does not require it. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.

This AAHA Accreditated hospital locator can help you find a champion in your area.  Dr. Anna Coffin and her staff are celebrating her 20th year at Guthrie Pet Hospital this year with an open house.  We hope that you will stop and see all the great things AAHA has helped us achieve.

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