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August 16, 2011 > American Animal Care Center earns accreditation

American Animal Care Center earns accreditation

Submitted By Jason Merrihew, AAHA

American Animal Care Center has earned accreditation following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) that included a quality assessment review of the hospital's practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service.

Accreditation is a voluntary commitment to clients and patients, based on standards that go above and beyond state regulations. The AAHA Standards of Accreditation, viewed as the standard of veterinary excellence, contain more than 900 individual standards, divided into 18 major sections. These areas of focus include: patient care and pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education.

Only 15 percent of all small animal hospitals in the U.S. have achieved accreditation by the Association. To maintain accredited status, American Animal Care Center must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

American Animal Care Center, located in Fremont, has been accredited with the association since 1991.

For more information about AAHA-accreditation, visit www.healthypet.com.

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