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Posted on 10-31-2017

A Look at the Animal Care Standards We Follow at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County

Being a responsible pet owner requires you to make lots of choices, not least of which is your choice of an animal hospital.  How can you be certain you're providing your pet with a high standard of care? One solution is to look for a facility that meets the American standards of care demanded by the American Animal Hospital Association, or AAHA -- and your search is over because the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County is one of the few to attain those standards.

An Elite Level of Excellence

AAHA is the sole recognized accrediting organization for veterinary hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. This organization requires that each facility applying for accreditation demonstrate adherence to no fewer than 900 separate standards of care in different areas, including:

  • Dental care
  • Lab facilities
  • Pain management
  • Emergency care
  • Dental care
  • Anesthesiology
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Medical documentation
  • Surgery
  • Pharmaceutical care

...and far too many others to be listed here. We're also required to meet standards in continuing education, which helps to ensure that we will continue to refine and build on our existing expertise. In this way, the AAHA American standards of care don't just establish a baseline of quality; they also demand ongoing improvement.

Schedule Top-Quality Animal Care from Our Veterinarian in Ferndale, NY

Even after you've been accredited, the AAHA re-evaluates your standards of animal care every three years. With such demanding criteria, you won't be surprised to learn that only 12 to 15 percent of U.S and Canadian vet hospitals make the grade. Animal Hospital of Sullivan County is proud of its ongoing status within that small percentage representing "the best of the best" ever since its first accreditation back in 1987. If you're ready to schedule top-quality animal care for your special friend, call 845-292-6711 for an appointment with our veterinarian in Ferndale, NY!

Does your profession or industry have an accrediting organization that recognizes and helps ensure excellence in the field? Which organization is it?

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