Champions for Excellent Care
Park Hill Vet is proud and honored to be an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). It truly means that we are Champions for Excellent Care for our patients and their owners. Veterinary hospitals accredited by AAHA hold themselves to a higher standard of care. They are passionate about pets and keeping them healthy is their number one priority. They strive to always deliver excellent care because your pets deserve nothing less. Park Hill Vet earned its initial accreditation from AAHA in November 2011 (we opened July 2011) and passed its recertifications in 2013 and 2017 with flying colors.
Established in 1933 by leaders in the veterinary profession, AAHA is the only companion animal exclusive veterinary association. To become accredited, companion animal hospitals voluntarily undergo regular comprehensive evaluations by AAHA veterinary experts who evaluate the practice on over 900 standards of veterinary care and are recertified every three years. These standards cover every aspect of veterinary care including patient care, client service, facility, laboratory, pharmacy, surgery, anesthesia, dentistry, emergency care, diagnostic imaging, leadership, human resources, medical records, business management and more.
Accreditation is sought voluntarily by only 15 percent of North American veterinary practices. Unlike human medical facilities, there are no consistent national or state organizations, inspectors, or requirements for the delivery of veterinary care to our animal patients beyond the state-level Veterinary Practice Acts, licensing of doctors and credentialed veterinary nurses, and some requirements by the Drug Enforcement Agency and Food & Drug Administration with regards to medications and pharmacy. Seeking accreditation by AAHA ensures that a veterinary practice is evaluating their practice at all levels to be at a higher standard and consistently improving.