AAHA Accreditation: I’m sure you have seen this posted all over our office, Facebook and website. What’s all the hustle and bustle for? Why the excitement? What’s AAHA stand for? This month we want to talk about what this accreditation means to us and what it means for you and your pets.
Did you know that veterinary clinics are not required to be accredited? That’s right, however AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) provides the opportunity to have a consultant come in, look at the way our clinic runs on a daily basis and grades us on roughly 900 standards (You read that right, 900!!) including; patient care and pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education. Passing this evaluation means Oakview and its employees are held to a higher standard of veterinary care. So, we do everything in our power to always be our best, take advantage of education opportunities and provide exceptional care every time you contact us or step foot in our office.
Here at Oakview Vet we want to go above and beyond to make sure you and your pet feel like you are receiving the best care possible.
In the veterinary world, AAHA accreditation is a big deal! In fact, at most only 15% of all vet clinics in the US and Canada are accredited. We are now one of them! As AAHA says, this is the difference between ordinary and extraordinary!
written by Nikki Getzloff
Nikki started working at Oakview in July of 2014 after applying for a position while interning. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Science in 2016 and became certified as a technician shortly after graduation. She has a special interest in Imaging as well as shelter medicine.
Nikki shares her life with her son Eli, 2 cats Scout and Shamrock, a chinchilla named Pickachu, a dog named Finn and her horse Bristol. Outside of work she enjoys providing a foster home for pets with the local humane societies, leading her son’s cub scout den, kayaking, camping, riding her horse and overall enjoying the outdoors.