Orrville Veterinary Clinic Achieves AAHA Accreditation
May 15th, 2011
"The mission of the Orrville Veterinary Clinic, Inc. is to strive to promote quality health care practices for companion and farm animals. Through preventative, maintenance, and diagnostic programs, the veterinarians and staff treat all animals with compassion and professionalism."
The goal of our doctors and staff is to continually provide high quality patient care and client service. By recently becoming accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), we have reached a new level. AAHA is a national association that provides voluntary accreditation to companion animal hospitals that are committed to providing the highest standards of veterinary care. Only 15 percent of the veterinary hospitals in the United States have received this honor. The AAHA Standards of Accreditation are widely used to measure excellence in veterinary medicine. The Orrville Veterinary Clinic was evaluated on approximately 900 standards in 19 different areas including patient care, surgery, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, laboratory, examination facilities, pet medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental and nursing care, anesthesiology, and continuing education. To maintain our accreditation status, we will be re-evaluated every three years to ensure that we are staying current with advancements in veterinary medicine.
AAHA's standards ensure that you and your pet(s) receive the highest quality care and service. As an example, the AAHA standards require a trained, registered veterinary technician to be certified in radiology, venipuncture, anesthesiology, surgery assistance, and pharmacology to assist with diagnostic and surgical services such as taking a digital X-ray, drawing blood, and administering medication, so that we can quickly and accurately diagnose your pet's condition.
Dr. Jeff Fink, Companion Animal Department Head, states, "We want to make sure that we are the very best that we can be. It is exciting to be officially accredited by AAHA. This places us into an elite category of veterinary clinics within the country and one of only two AAHA accredited clinics in Wayne County."
The Orrville Veterinary Clinic will be celebrating this accomplishment with a week of festivities for their clients and patients May 16th through the 20th during normal business hours. Each day will highlight a different program to benefit pets. Clients may register to win pet care prizes including services, parasite protection, and food. For a schedule of "Programs of the Day", join the Orrville Veterinary Clinic on Facebook or visit www.orrvillevetclinic.com.
Article originally published in May of 2011.
Updated In October 2013 for our new website