Grass Valley Veterinary Hospital is AAHA Accredited

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an international association of more than 33,000 veterinary care providers who treat companion animals. Created in 1933, AAHA is well-known among veterinarians and pet owners for establishing standards for veterinary hospitals and pet care.

The AAHA Standards of Accreditation are widely held as the measure of excellence in veterinary medicine. Less than 15% of all practices qualify for AAHA accreditation. About 3,000 veterinary hospitals in the USA and Canada voluntarily participate in the AAHA hospital evaluation program. Trained consultants regularly visit these hospitals every 3 years to ensure compliance with AAHA’s standards for services and facilities.

Grass Valley Veterinary Hospital has passed inspection by AAHA on 900 standards that cover all aspects of our hospital. We meet strict standards for excellence in all areas of pet care, surgery, and sanitation. Regular AAHA evaluation, inspection, and consultations assure you of the highest quality care each and every time you trust your pet to our team of professionals. The AAHA Standards of Accreditation address the following areas:

  • Dentistry
  • Emergency services
  • Pain management
  • Patient care
  • Radiology services
  • Laboratory services
  • Pharmacy
  • Client service
  • Medical records
  • Surgery and anesthesia
  • Contagious disease protocols
  • Staff continuing education and training
  • Human resources and leadership
  • Patient and staff safety
  • Examination facilities and equipment
  • Housekeeping and maintenance

Only veterinarians who genuinely desire to provide the highest in quality care are willing to undergo the rigorous AAHA inspection.