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What is AAHA?    

AAHA is an acronym for the American Animal Hospital Association.  Established in 1933, AAHA is well known among veterinarians and pet owners for establishing the highest standards for hospitals and pet health care.  Veterinary hospitals voluntarily participate in the AAHA accreditation program.  Trained consultants regularly visit these hospitals to ensure compliance with AAHA's standards for services and facilities.  Only 15% of the veterinary hospitals across the entire nation have met these rigorous standards required for accreditation.  

Ultimately, taking your pet to an AAHA accredited hospital means that we take the time to do things right without cutting corners.  We place patient care above profit and efficiency.  The hospital and equipment cleaning protocols make transmission of disease less likely, only the safest anesthetic protocols and monitoring are instituted, patient care and comfort is a priority, record keeping is thorough and our doctors stay up-to-date with the latest developments and trends in veterinary medicine.

Northeast Veterinary Hospital is very proud to be recognized as an AAHA accredited hospital.  NEVH is the only AAHA accredited veterinary hospital in Cornelia, GA.  We take pride in meeting and exceeding AAHA standards each and every day.

AAHA Accreditation

The AAHA Standards of Accreditation address the following areas:

  • Dentistry
  • Emergency Services
  • Pain Management
  • Patient Care
  • Surgery and Anesthesia
  • Contagious Disease Protocols
  • Radiology Services
  • Laboratory Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Client Service
  • Staff Continuing Education and Training
  • Human Resources and Leadership
  • Patient and Staff Safety
  • Pet Medical Records
  • Examination Facilities and Equipment
  • Housekeeping and Maintenance