"Being AAHA accredited aligns seamlessly with our mission of Leading Specialty Healthcare for Pets,” said MedVet CEO Eric Schertel, DVM, PhD, DACVS.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (PRWEB) March 18, 2019
MedVet has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). MedVet hospitals located in Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Hilliard, OH; and Lexington, KY; have once again earned AAHA referral accreditation after a rigorous review of the hospitals’ practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service.
Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited.
Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals that choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. AAHA standards are continuously reviewed and updated to keep accredited practices on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence.
MedVet’s AAHA accreditation in these regions demonstrates the ability to provide an exceptional level of veterinary care for companion pets and client service. It also demonstrates the organizations’ commitment to being at the forefront of veterinary technology and medicine. Standards set by AAHA are widely recognized, and veterinary hospitals that are accredited are prominently different in methods and reputation than those that are not. MedVet is proud to be one of the less than 20 percent of veterinary practices to have earned this recognition.
Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited referral hospitals because they value their pet’s health and trust the consistent, expert care provided by the entire health care team. At AAHA-accredited practices, pet owners can expect to receive the highest quality care from well-trained, professional veterinary teams.
Only the top small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation by the Association. To maintain accredited status, MedVet must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.
“Having AAHA evaluate our hospitals reinforces the best practices and procedures we maintain from a clinical standpoint every day. Additionally, being AAHA-accredited aligns seamlessly with our mission of Leading Specialty Healthcare for Pets,” said MedVet CEO Eric Schertel, DVM, PhD, DACVS. “We are incredibly proud of our healthcare team’s commitment to delivering exceptional care and service to our patients, clients, and referral partners.” Maintaining these standards is necessary for each of MedVet’s hospitals, as they are reevaluated every three years. For more information on MedVet, please visit medvet.com.
Veterinarian led and owned since 1988, MedVet is a growing nationwide network of hospitals committed to delivering the highest quality, most compassionate specialty and emergency veterinary care available in the nation. More than 2,000 team members working in 22 locations throughout the Midwest, Gulf Coast, Texas, and West regions, are helping to advance MedVet’s mission of Leading Specialty Healthcare for Pets. Through this effort, MedVet serves more than 250,000 pets and their families and as many as 7,500 referral partners each year.
For more information about accreditation, visit aaha.org/petowner, or connect on Facebook and “like” the American Animal Hospital Association.