LAKEWOOD, CO – Town and Country Animal Hospital is being recognized for practicing the gold standard of veterinary medicine for 25 consecutive years. Since 1987, Town and Country Animal Hospital has voluntarily submitted itself to the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) Standards of Accredation. Achieving accredation ny AAHA in an important milestone to delivering quality pet care.
“I would like to congratulate Town and Country Animal Hospital on vigilantly keeping up with advancements in veterinary medicine and adhering to the Association’s high standards for the past 25 years,” said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, AAHA executive director. “They are clearly commited to doing their very best as evidenced by the hard work and effort they put into this voluntary process.”
Accredation 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 Accredation, viewed as the standard of veterinary excellence, contain more than 900 individual standards, divided into 19 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 accredation by the Association. To maintain accredited status, Town and Country animal must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.
Town and Country Animal Hospital, located at 12515 SE Division Street in Portland, OR, has been accredited with the Association since 1987 and can be reached at (503)761-2330.
For more information about AAHA-accredation, visit www.healthypet.com.