What are the Standards of Accreditation?
The AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) Standards of Accreditation are widely used as benchmarks to measure excellence in veterinary medicine. Our hospital has been successfully evaluated by an outside consultant on over 900 standards that directly correlate to the care we are providing your pet. The standards are the most rigorous published standards in the industry and are periodically reviewed and updated to ensure they remain consistent with changes in veterinary medicine and technology.
Lakeside has been an accredited AAHA member since 1978. Only approximately 17% of the small animal facilities in North American can claim this important merit. Our hospital must meet the Association’s high standards for quality veterinary care. To maintain our accredited status and to make sure we are keeping up with industry updates, we are evaluated every three years.
Why AAHA Accreditation?
Choosing an accredited veterinary practice for your pet’s medical care assures you that the practice has the facilities, equipment, staff, and medical protocols that AAHA believes are important for the delivery of high quality care.
Lakeside Animal Hospital has chosen to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) for the following reasons:
- We have a commitment to excellence
- Ensures that our hospital is up-to-date on changes in veterinary medicine
- Inspires pride among our employees
- Improves our hospital operations
- Enhances our credibility with peers and clients
- Shows strong leadership
For AAHA Standards Click The Category Below