Wright Veterinary Medical Center achieves high level of veterinary excellence
Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in News
Press Release from AAHA:
LAKEWOOD, Colo.— Wright Veterinary Medical Center has again achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Wright Veterinary Medical Center earned AAHA reaccreditation after a rigorous review.
Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited.
State and provincial regulations for hospitals can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals. AAHA-accredited hospitals are the only hospitals that choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services.
Surprisingly, nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine.
“We applaud Wright Veterinary Medical Center on vigilantly keeping up with advancements in veterinary medicine and adhering to high standards of veterinary excellence,” said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, AAHA chief executive officer. “Pets are their passion, and keeping them healthy is their number one priority. At Wright Veterinary Medical Center, they strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Why? Because pets deserve nothing less.”
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. 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 Canada and the United States have achieved accreditation by the Association. To maintain accredited status, Wright Veterinary Medical Center must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.
AAHA is the only organization in the United States and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that go above and beyond state regulations. The Association is an international organization comprised of more than 45,000 veterinary professionals who are committed to excellence in companion animal care. Established in 1933, the Association is well-known among veterinarians for its leadership in the profession, high standards for veterinary practices and pet health care, and most importantly, its accreditation of companion-animal practices.