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AAHA Accreditation

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits small animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. AAHA-accredited hospitals voluntarily choose to be evaluated on 900 standards across 18 major sections. These major sections include: patient care and pain management, surgery, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education. Veterinary hospitals accredited by AAHA must demonstrate an exceptional level of medical care and client service and they are re-evaluated every three years to make sure they are keeping up with industry updates.

Palmetto Animal Hospital is the only veterinarian owned hospital in the Pee Dee Region that is AAHA certified and it demonstrates our commitment to the highest quality care.

Of the over 22,000 veterinary practices in the United States and Canada, approximately 3,200 (or less than15%) of veterinary hospitals have made a commitment to meeting the highest standards of veterinary care through AAHA accreditation.

An AAHA-accredited hospital, like Palmetto Animal Hospital assures you, the pet owner, that we have the staff, equipment, medical procedures and facilities that are vital for delivering high-quality pet care.

Visit the AAHA website for more information.