At Whittaker Road Animal Clinic, we are proud to be AAHA-accredited! The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has recognized our commitment to delivering exceptional care to our beloved patients. AAHA accreditation sets us apart as a veterinary practice that exceeds industry standards and continually pursues educational advancements.Only 15% of veterinary practices across the United States and Canada hold this prestigious designation, making us a leader in pet healthcare. Our team upholds the rigorous AAHA standards in patient care, surgery, pain management, medical records, and more. With our focus on quality and safety, you can rest assured that your furry companions are in the best hands.What is AAHA?The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is a nonprofit organization that offers accreditation for veterinarian facilities across the United States and Canada. AAHA’s primary purpose is to help veterinary professionals deliver exceptional care for a variety of pets. Accreditation from the AAHA is a badge of excellence for veterinary practices that meet or exceed standards for pursuing continuous educational programs, managing their facilities and fulfilling clients’ and pets’ needs. A veterinary clinic does not need AAHA accreditation to operate, as this certification is entirely voluntary. However, AAHA accreditation is an essential designation for animal care facilities and enables pet owners to choose a veterinary office with greater confidence. What Are the AAHA Standards for Accreditation? All AAHA-accredited practices undergo evaluation based on strict standards encompassing all aspects of veterinary medicine, from pain management to medical recordkeeping. AAHA continuously updates its standards to ensure all accredited practices continue to serve as leaders in the veterinary profession. While AAHA accreditation is voluntary, many practices become AAHA members to signal that their practice delivers quality care. Achieving this designation establishes greater trust between pet owners and providers and raises the bar for the entire veterinary field. Practices seeking AAHA accreditation undergo evaluation on nearly 50 mandatory standards that encompass:
All practices seeking accreditation must meet standards for:
The accreditation process can take anywhere from two to six months.
Benefits of Whittaker Road Animal Clinic Being AAHA Accredited AAHA-accredited practices are essential for providing better care for pets and their owners. As an AAHA-accredited practice, we hold ourselves to a higher standard, and keeping pets healthy and happy is our priority. We prove this commitment by undergoing the AAHA’s strict evaluation process and maintaining accreditation.
Only 15% of veterinary practices across the United States and Canada have AAHA accreditation designation, which is a testament to AAHA’s strict standards and our practice’s ability to meet these standards. At Whittaker Road Animal Clinic, the AAHA standards are the metric by which we constantly measure our practice’s worth. We choose to undergo the process of accreditation from the AAHA because we wish to use it as a model to recognize and define our brand and character.
We hold our staff to the highest standards in pet care. After all, pets do not choose their care — their owners do. AAHA standards define the quality care your pet deserves, and our accreditation helps you feel confident that they will receive that care at our practice. How We Uphold AAHA Standards As an AAHA-accredited facility, we prove that we are a capable practice with each client interaction. Accreditation is not about standing out from other veterinary practices — it means taking a stand for the care and safety of all pets who visit our practice. Additional benefits of choosing an AAHA-accredited facility, such as Whittaker Road Animal Clinic, for your pet’s care include:
Request an Appointment at Whittaker Road Animal Clinic Today Better pet care is within reach when you schedule an appointment. To learn more about services and how our AAHA accreditation sets us above the rest, please request an appointment https://whittakerroadanimalclinic.com/appointment/ or call Whittaker Road Animal Clinic at 734-485-8387. See the difference this designation makes when you meet with our AAHA-accredited staff for all of your veterinary needs.