Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park Earns AAHA Accreditation

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Animal hospital for small animals and exotics in Clifton Park, New York evaluated on more than 940 standards covering all areas of veterinary practice.

Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park joined the ranks of veterinary practices accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). This exceptional achievement demonstrates the highest level of veterinary excellence with the practice’s protocols, equipment, facility, and client service (among many other areas) undergoing and passing rigorous review by AAHA experts. Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to become accredited. A veterinary practice must consciously choose to pursue accreditation, which requires full commitment from its veterinarians and staff members.

“Less than 15% of all veterinary hospitals in North America are able to achieve the standard of excellence needed to obtain AAHA accreditation. I am extremely proud of our entire team for going above and beyond every day to provide the highest level of care to both our patients and our clients,” explained Dr. Lisa Knott, who owns Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park along with her husband, Dr. Alan Knott. “The trust placed in us by our clients to care for their special family members is not something we take lightly. We will continue to strive to provide the utmost level of care and compassion for all members of our Cornerstone Veterinary Family.”

Pet parents can trust that an AAHA-accredited hospital follows the AAHA Standards of Accreditation, which are continuously reviewed and updated by leaders in the veterinary profession to reflect changing best practices at the very cutting edge of veterinary medicine. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized as being among the finest in the industry, because they comply with the standards required to obtain AAHA endorsement. This shows that Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park goes above and beyond state regulations to deliver excellence in all areas of veterinary medicine.

“We’re very excited (and proud) to welcome Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park into our family of AAHA-accredited practices,” said Alyson Forman, Practice Consultant for the American Animal Hospital Association. “Their veterinarians, support team, and facilities truly exemplify the high standards of veterinary excellence required to achieve accreditation.”

For more information on Cornerstone Animal Hospital of Clifton Park’s AAHA accreditation or to learn more about becoming a client, please visit

About Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park
Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park is a full-service animal hospital that treats dogs, cats, and a variety of exotics that is owned and operated by Drs. Alan and Lisa Knott. The practice was established in 1989 as Animal Care Hospital of Clifton Park, and was later renamed in 2019 when Drs. Alan and Lisa Knott expanded the practice. The name “Cornerstone” has special meaning to the Knott family because it symbolizes their commitment to faith and family, and promotes the animal hospital as a cornerstone of the Clifton Park community. For more information, please visit

About the American Animal Hospital Association
The American Animal Hospital Association is the only organization that accredits companion animal practices throughout the United States and Canada according to high standards of veterinary care. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited hospitals because they value their pet’s health and trust the consistent, expert care provided by the entire health-care team. For more information, visit

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