What it Means to Be AAHA-Accredited

Did you know that animal hospitals do not require accreditation like their human counterparts? With no set standards, veterinary care can vary significantly from practice to practice. The Village Vets have always been seekers of excellence in all we do, which is why all our hospitals, including our Buckhead location, are AAHA-accredited.

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization to offer accreditation to veterinary hospitals, and only about 15% of all hospitals in the US and Canada are accredited. We’re proud to set ourselves apart with our AAHA accreditation.

Meeting 900 Standards of Veterinary Excellence

In order to become an AAHA-accredited animal hospital, we have to continually meet some 900 standards of excellence laid out by AAHA. While it sounds like a tall order, we’re up to the challenge. An AAHA representative visits our hospital every three years to ensure we’re maintaining the highest quality of care. Some of the elements AAHA’s standards of excellence address include:

  • Cleanliness and hygiene
  • Surgical procedures and equipment
  • Anesthesia protocol
  • Diagnostics
  • Dental care
  • Vaccinations
  • Pain management
  • Emergency services
  • Client services
  • ...and so much more
AAHA-Accredited Animal Hospital in Atlanta: Puppy Paws At Camera

Experience the AAHA Difference

Curious to know what it’s like to receive care from an AAHA-accredited animal hospital? You can learn more on AAHA’s website and you can always call to ask us for more information, too. If you’re ready to experience a higher level of pet care, make your appointment today.