AAHA Information


Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited. To be an accredited AAHA hospital member, our hospital must meet the Association’s high standards for quality veterinary care, which above and beyond basic state and federal regulations. Our hospital is regularly evaluated on over 900 quality standards by trained AAHA professionals to ensure that we provide the best veterinary care we can. AAHA standards are continuously reviewed and updated to keep accredited practices on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence.

The AAHA standards include the following major areas and services in our hospital:

  • Anesthesia
  • Client Services
  • Continuing Education
  • Dentistry
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Emergency Services and Critical Care
  • Examination Facilities
  • Housekeeping and Maintenance
  • Human Resources
  • Medical Library
  • Nursing Care/Pain Management
  • Patient Medical Records
  • Pharmacy
  • Surgery

Del Norte Animal Clinic is very proud of the fact that we have been an accredited AAHA member since 1968. Only 12—15% of the small animal facilities in North America can claim the distinction.

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