As the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in North America, AAHA sets the standard for quality animal care. Practices that accept the challenge of accreditation are evaluated on stringent quality standards that encompass all aspects of pet care – ranging from patient care and pain management, to team training and medical record-keeping.
The AAHA Standards of Accreditation are continuously updated to keep accredited practices at the forefront of veterinary medicine and advanced business practices.
Why AAHA accreditation matters
Only 12-15% of the animal hospitals in the United States and Canada are AAHA accredited, and we're one of them! Accreditation through the American Animal Hospital Association ensures that a veterinary practice is operating at the highest standards of excellence in pet care. Veterinarians and pet owners know that pets at AAHA-accredited practices receive the highest quality care from well-trained, professional veterinary teams.
What does accreditation mean? It means that the hospital holds itself to a higher standard, and that your pet is receiving care at a hospital that has passed the highest standards in veterinary care. AAHA sends consultants to AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals every three years to evaluate hospitals on their adherence to the AAHA Standards of Accreditation. AAHA consultants evaluate hospitals on approximately 900 different standards of veterinary care.
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.
The Honolulu Pet Clinic is one of only eight AAHA accredited clinics on Oahu.
The Honolulu Pet Clinic was just accredited for another 3 years of AAHA on December 10, 2018.