Martindale Animal Clinic became AAHA accredited because we set ourselves to the highest standards available. We want you to know you are getting the best care possible.

The American Animal Hospital Association – AAHA - is the only organization to accredit companion animal veterinary hospitals in the US and Canada. Only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited by AAHA. Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited by AAHA. 

What does being an AHAA accredited clinic mean? It means our hospital holds itself to a higher standard, and that your pet is receiving care at a clinic that has passed the highest standards in veterinary care. AAHA consultants evaluate hospitals on approximately 900 different standards of veterinary care. These areas include: patient care, laboratory, pain management, pharmacy, safety, surgery, client service, anesthesia, contagious disease, continuing education, examination facilities, medical records, leadership and emergency/urgent care. To maintain accredited status, hospitals undergo comprehensive on-site evaluations every three years.

Accreditation by AAHA is the only way to know a veterinary practice is operating at the highest standards of excellence in animal care. Pet owners gain peace of mind when they choose an accredited practice, because they know their AAHA-accredited hospital has passed the highest standards of veterinary care.

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