Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Only 12-15% 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.
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.
“Approachable vets who are also great teachers. Don't go anywhere else."
- Christie F.
Wexler Animal Hospital is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Why should you care about that? Plenty of reasons. For one, it's not mandatory for a veterinary practice to be an AAHA accredited facility. Accreditation is strictly voluntary and only 15% of animal hospitals in this country elect to meet these rigorous standards and inspections!
That means that Wexler Animal Hospital welcomes the opportunity to live up to a higher standard, set not only by our colleagues, but our customers.