AAHA Accreditation: Your Guarantee of Veterinary Excellence
If you're like most loving pet owners, you want that special companion animal in your life to receive only the best of everything in life, including the best possible veterinary care. But with so many veterinary clinics out there to choose from, how you can know for sure that your pet is in good hands? One way to know is going with a veterinary hospital that holds accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association -- such as colonial Manor Animal Hospital, right here in Homer Glen IL.
The American Animal Hospital Association is the only association in the U.S. solely devoted to the accreditation of veterinary facilities that serve companion animals. It also serves as an accrediting organization for certain other animal care providers such as military bases that make use of working dogs, providers or service-dog training, and various types of veterinary schools and training facilities. As you might imagine, it holds a great deal of away in our industry, and it also holds the facilities it accredits to a very high standard indeed -- just as it always has since its founding in 1933. The association is dedicated to helping veterinary practitioners provide a measurably high standard of care so they can better meet the public's needs, raising the overall quality of care for the entire veterinary field. AAHA's involvement in the betterment of the animal care community extends to its membership in such organizations as Partners for Healthy Pets and the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative, a foundation dedicated to studying and promoting the value of pets' relationships with their people.
What Accreditation Tells You About Our Clinic
AAHA accreditation is no simple thing to achieve -- which is why only 12 to 15 percent of the veterinary practices throughout North America have actually achieved it. An animal hospital that wants to be accredited must receive favorable evaluations on no fewer than 900 different standards of excellence in our field. These standards include everything from surgery, dental care and anesthesiology to lab facilities, medical documentation and diagnostic imaging. Even after that rare standard of overall excellence has been achieved by a facility, it is subject to review and renewal by AAHA every three years. That means Colonial Manor Animal Hospital hasn't just reached the pinnacle of veterinary care -- we continue to work hard to maintain our position at the top of the mountain.
Want the Best for Your Pet? Call Colonial Manor Animal Hospital
When your veterinary clinic can proudly display its ongoing AAHA accreditation, you know you've got one of the best facilities on the continent looking after your special friend's health and wellness. It's pretty hard to beat that level of reassurance, so pay us a visit and discover just how well we can care for your pet. Call Colonial Manor Animal Hospital at 708-301-8200 to set up an appointment!