AAHA Accredited

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an international association of more than 36,000 veterinary care providers who treat companion animals. Established in 1933, AAHA is well-known among veterinarians and pet owners for its high standards in veterinary practices and quality pet care.

AAHA is the only organization that accredits animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Approximately 3,000 AAHA-accredited hospitals voluntarily choose to be evaluated on 900 standards in the following areas: quality of care, diagnostic and pharmacy, management, medical records, and facility. Consultants regularly visit these hospitals to ensure compliance with AAHA’s Standards of Accreditation for services and facilities.

Why does this matter to you? Here are a few examples of how AAHA’s standards impact you and your pet.

  • The Standards require hospitals to provide diagnostic services (x-ray and laboratory) so that they can quickly and accurately diagnose your pet.
  • The Standards focus on the quality of care in the areas of: anesthesia, contagious diseases, dentistry, pain management, patient care, surgery and emergency care.
  • Accredited hospitals have an onsite pharmacy (another standards area) so they can begin treatment immediately.
  • AAHA Standards require that medical records be thorough and complete to help practitioners better understand your pet’s medical history and how past health issues might be impacting their current medical status.

The AAHA Standards of Accreditation, developed and published by AAHA, are widely accepted as representing those components of veterinary practice that represent high-quality care. The Standards are periodically reviewed and updated to ensure that they remain consistent with evolving knowledge and technology.

Accreditation helps veterinary hospitals stay on the leading edge of veterinary medicine and provide the quality and range of services you and your pet deserve.

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COVID-19 Service Announcement

Our clinic is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. Our highest priority is the safety and health of our employees, our clients and their pets, also maintaining the ability to provide the excellent service you have come to love and expect from Veterinary Medical Clinic and Urgent Pet Care of South Tampa. We are open regular hours and will keep you updated if our hours change.
 
We have new cleaning protocols in place for keeping everything extra sanitized and we as a clinic are practicing all the safety guidelines that the CDC has put in place. We also need your help, please, if you are sick yourself, or have been exposed to anyone that has tested positive, or traveled in the last 14 days stay safe at your home. If your pet should need our care please have a designated person set up to bring in your pet for you, if that is not possible, please call us so we can try and work something out for you. We also ask that when you are ordering food and /or meds that you understand we are ordering all the time, so there is no need to double or triple your normal orders, that way we are able to fulfill all our client's requests. You can also go to our website you will be able to locate the home delivery box at the bottom of the page.
 
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