UF Small Animal Hospital Achieves High Level of Veterinary Excellence

Published: August 4th, 2015

Category: FrontPage News, SAH News, Success Stories

accredited_practice_23636Gainesville, FL — The University of Florida Small Animal Hospital has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The University of Florida Small Animal Hospital earned AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service.

Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited.

Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals that choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. AAHA standards are continuously reviewed and updated to keep accredited practices on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence.

Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited hospitals because they value their pet’s health and trust the consistent, expert care provided by the entire health care team. At AAHA-accredited practices, pet owners can expect to receive the highest quality care from well-trained, professional veterinary teams.

Only the top small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation by the Association. To maintain accredited status, the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

The University of Florida Veterinary Hospitals were established in 1979 to provide advanced diagnostics and care to patients of all species, and serve as a clinical teaching environment for the veterinarians of tomorrow. The mission of the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital is to provide world class patient care, exemplary client and referring veterinarian communication, and the best possible education for our students and the profession.

The University of Florida Small Animal Hospital, located at 2015 SW 16th Ave., can be reached at (352) 392-2235 or www.vethospitals.ufl.edu.

For more information about accreditation, visit aaha.org/petowner, or connect on Facebook and “like” the American Animal Hospital Association.

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