Guthrie Pet Hospital belongs to an elite group of veterinary clinics that are AAHA- accredited. We hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion and keeping them healthy is our #1 priority!
AAHA stands for the American Animal Hospital Association, a professional association of veterinary clinics founded in 1933. AAHA is the only organization that provides accreditation for veterinary clinics throughout the United States and Canada.
Dr. Coffin says finding an AAHA-accredited veterinary clinic may mean driving a little further but it’s worth it! Here are some interesting facts about AAHA-accredited veterinary clinics and what makes us so special.
- Only 15% of small animal veterinary clinics in the United States are AAHA-accredited.
- Accreditation is voluntary and we have chosen to be accredited because of our commitment to excellence in small animal care.
- An on-site evaluation is performed by an outside independent consultant every 3 years.
- During the evaluation, we are asked to meet 47 mandatory standards and to address about 900 other standards of care that represent best practices in veterinary care and hospital management.
- AAHA standards address patient care and pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education.
Guthrie Pet Hospital has worked hard to maintain our AAHA-accredited status since 2003. We are different than most veterinary clinics around us because we are continuously working to create, implement and update our protocols. Dr. Coffin and the staff of Guthrie Pet Hospital are periodically reviewing the things we are doing to make sure we are up-to-date and being the very best that we can be.
You can find AAHA-accredited veterinary clinics near you with this handy locator tool. Choose an AAHA-accredited veterinary clinic because your pets deserve nothing less!
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Dr. Anna was born and raised in Guthrie, Oklahoma. As a teenager, Dr. Anna found her beloved pet dead on the side of the road left to die without any help. That was the moment she decided to become a vet and vowed to help other people and their pets. After a few years of practicing in New Hampshire, Dr. Anna became homesick and decided to return to Guthrie to be with her parents and five other siblings. Family and friends are a major part of our lives which is why we treat our clients at Guthrie Pet Hospital as family. Dr. Anna and her husband do not have children but are very proud pet parents and therefore, treat every four legged friend as part of the family.