About Our AAHA Accreditation

Providence Veterinary Hospital and its veterinarians are members of The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The AAHA membership philosophy is team-focused, allowing every hospital staff member, from veterinarians to receptionists, to benefit from AAHA’s resources through one group membership. Today, AAHA serves approximately 5,500 practice teams in the United States and Canada that are comprised of 50,000 individual veterinary care providers. Nearly 3,200 of the total practice teams are accredited.aaha

Established in 1933, AAHA is well known among veterinarians and pet owners for its standards for hospitals and pet health care. Over 3200 veterinary hospitals voluntarily participate in the AAHA hospital evaluation program. Trained consultants regularly visit these hospitals to ensure compliance with AAHA’s standards for services and facilities. Individual veterinarians can also be members of AAHA. These affiliate members subscribe to the same general principles as hospital members but do not participate in AAHA hospital evaluations.

Providence Veterinary Hospital was visited and accredited again in May, 2014 for all the following services and has been an accredited hospital member since 1990. Hospitals that are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) meet high veterinary care standards. Each hospital voluntarily completes a detailed evaluation of its services and equipment. Then a trained practice consultant thoroughly inspects the hospital to make sure it meets AAHA’s high standards in the areas of:

Anesthesia
Client Services
Contagious Disease
Continuous Education
Dentistry
Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic Imaging Evaluation

Emergency and Urgent Care
Examination Facilities
Housekeeping and Maintenance
Human Resources
Laboratory
Leadership

Medical Records
Pain Management
Patient Care
Pharmacy
Safety
Surgery

Approximately 12 percent of the small animal veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited AAHA members. We are proud to be among them.