The goal of the AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year award is to recognize and celebrate the on-going advancement of veterinary medicine along with the outstanding achievements of AAHA-accredited practice teams. Because of the over 900 standards every AAHA-accredited hospital are evaluated on, each has to push themselves in order to progress with the ever-changing standards.
"This one doctor, dedicated feline practice, employs the optimal balance of medical and support personnel to give its clients and patients the very best service. In fact they have a protocol they named the'Circle of Love: client bonding 101', said Mike Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, AAHA CEO and executive director. "They routinely monitor client compliance and takes extra measures to make sure that their patients' healthcare recommendations are fulfilled. This includes educating pet owners during office visits; following-up with reminders to clients by phone, regular mail and email; offering pre-paid fecal containers, and providing financing options."
"AAHA believes that the success of a veterinary practice depends on the entire team working together to provide quality pet care," said Dr. Cavanaugh. "These practices epitomize the word team and they demonstrate a passionate commitment to veterinary excellence."
Established in 1933 by leaders in the veterinary profession, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), is the only exclusive companion animal veterinary association. AAHA is well known for its high standards in veterinary practices and quality pet care and promotes those standards within the veterinary profession and to the public. The Association develops benchmarks of excellence, business practice standards, informative publications and educational programs designed to help companion animal practices thrive.
Cat's Corner Veterinary Hospital is proud to be an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since our opening in 2009. We have undergone inspections by AAHA to insure that we comply with the Association's high quality standards covering all aspects of veterinary medicine including surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, pet health records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental and nursing care, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesiology. Only a small percentage of animal hospitals in the United States, approximately 17 percent, are accredited by AAHA.
"Cat's Corner Veterinary Hospital belongs to a select group of practices that are committed to meeting the highest standards in veterinary medicine," says Anna Worth, VMD, AAHA president. "AAHA hospitals pass a stringent evaluation of over 900 standards covering patient care, client service and medical protocols. By attaining accreditation, Cat's Corner Veterinary Hospital is demonstrating its dedication to offering the best care to its patients and clients." For more information about our AAHA accreditation and what it means for you and your pet please visit www.healthypet.com.