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Aloha Animal Hospital Associates Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence
LAKEWOOD, CO—Aloha Animal Hospital Associates is being recognized for practicing the gold standard of veterinary medicine for 25 consecutive years. Since 1987, Aloha Animal Hospital Associates has voluntarily submitted itself to the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) Standards of Accreditation. Achieving accreditation by AAHA is an important milestone to delivering quality pet care.
“I would like to congratulate Aloha Animal Hospital Associates on vigilantly keeping up with advancements in veterinary medicine and adhering to the Association’s high standards for the past 25 years,” said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, AAHA executive director. “They are clearly committed to doing their very best as evidenced by the hard work and effort they put into this voluntary process.”
Accreditation is a voluntary commitment practices make to their clients and patients, and AAHA is the only organization in the U.S. and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that go above and beyond state regulations. The AAHA Standards of Accreditation, viewed as the standard of veterinary excellence, contain more than 900 individual standards, divided into 19 sections. These areas of focus include: patient care and pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education.
Only 15 percent of all small animal hospitals in the U.S. have achieved accreditation by the Association. To maintain accredited status, Aloha Animal Hospital Associates must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.
Aloha Animal Hospital Associates, located at 4224 Waialae Avenue in Honolulu, HI, has been accredited with the association since 1987 and can be reached at (808)734-2242.
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Dr. Chang (left) being presented an award recognizing Aloha Animal Hospital's 25 years of accreditation with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The award was presented at AAHA's Annual Conference in Denver, CO.