We're an AAHA-Accredited Practice
Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic has been an AAHA-accredited hospital since 1999. This status applies to the small animal side of our practice, which is devoted to meeting the needs of dogs and cats and their owners. Like you, we regard pets as members of the family and believe they should be treated as such. To ensure the best care and service, we knew that becoming AAHA-accredited was the right decision for our practice.
What is AAHA?
The American Animal Hospital Association is the sole accrediting organization for veterinary practices in the United States and Canada. It was established to raise the standards of veterinary medicine and give animal hospitals the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Since 1933, approximately 15% of all small animal practices in North America have received accreditation. Taking the path to accreditation is completely voluntary and requires the full commitment of the entire veterinary staff to achieve.
What Makes a Hospital Accredited?
Many different factors, large and small, go into elevating a practice to accreditation status. In fact, Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic must pass a rigorous evaluation of more than 900 standards to stay accredited. These standards fall into such categories as patient care, client service, surgical safety, medical protocols, and many more.
AAHA accreditation is not mandatory. But for our team and for the hospital that has been a part of Elkhorn for generations, we know that you and your pet should expect nothing less.