Becoming an Accredited AAHA Animal Hospital in Roanoke

As a pet parent, it may surprise you to learn that animal hospitals are not required to be accredited. In fact, each state has its own regulations on veterinary practices and some are more or less stringent than others, meaning standards vary across the nation. To unify veterinary practices under an umbrella of standards, the American Animal Hospital Association created their standards of excellence. Yet, accreditation under these standards is still not required and accredited hospitals only make up about 15% of all the animal hospitals in the US. Our priority is to give Roanoke pets and their owners the very best that veterinary medicine has to offer. That is why we decided to pursue accreditation and become an AAHA veterinary practice. Call us at (540) 562-4596 or make an appointment online.

What Accreditation Means for Pet Parents

As a pet parent, you want the best for your companion, but it can be hard to judge which animal hospital can meet your needs. With an AAHA veterinary practice, you know that their standards meet the highest of the industry. Choosing an AAHA-accredited hospital means your pet is in skilled, compassionate hands. Their standards of excellence cover some 900 elements of a practice including:

  • Cleanliness and hygiene
  • Surgical equipment and monitoring
  • Anesthetic protocol
  • Vaccinations
  • Pain management
  • Client relationships
  • And much more!

Not only do we meet these standards once for accreditation, but we undergo an evaluation every 3 years to ensure we continue to meet their expectations.