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October 25, 2011 > Veterinary hospital earns accreditation

Veterinary hospital earns accreditation

Submitted By Jason Merrihew

Central Veterinary Hospital in Fremont 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.

"I would like to congratulate Central Veterinary Hospital on achieving accreditation through AAHA," said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, AAHA executive director. "They are clearly committed to doing their very best as evidenced by the hard work and effort they put into this voluntary process."

Accreditation is a voluntary commitment practices make to their clients and patients, and AAHA is the only organization in the U.S. and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals 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, Central Veterinary Hospital must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

Central Veterinary Hospital, located at 5245 Central Avenue in Fremont, has been accredited with the association since 1980 and can be reached at (510) 797-7387.

For more information about AAHA-accreditation, visit

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