WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AAHA-ACCREDITED HOSPITAL IN NOKOMIS, FL
Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60% of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12 to 15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.
WE TAKE YOUR PET’S HEALTH SERIOUSLY.
In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.
Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely—in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).
We proudly care for pets in Nokomis, FL and beyond!
Brandt Veterinary Clinic stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and, above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
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Keeping up with your pet’s health from your mobile device has never been easier! With our new app, you’ll have all of your pet’s health information in the palm of your hand. Plus, you’ll be able to communicate with us much easier. You’ll be able to:
- Request appointments 24/7
- Receive automatic reminders
- Save notes, pics, and much more
- Your pet’s free organizer app
Have questions about our new app? Our contact information can be found at the bottom of this page!
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Nokomis, FL, 34275
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