Pictured here is VCVC’s owner Dr. Pierce and our newly promoted Practice Manager, Patty Olney. This pair have put in an incredible amount of work to get us ready for our AAHA evaluation. We (the VCVC team) could not be more thankful for their leadership during this entire process. Dr. Pierce and Patty have worked together for the last 9 years, and it really shows in how they understand each other, even without speaking. Talking for the entire team, it is true when we state we could not achieve such excellence without this duo leading the hospital.
This is no small task, achieving the greatness that comes along with becoming AAHA accredited. VCVC wants nothing more than to give our customers the excellence they deserve and the comfort of knowing we have the highest standards of veterinary medicine. 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 the top small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation by the Association and we are striving to be a part of this state of the art category.
For more information about accreditation and what this means for you and your pet, visit AAHA’s website at www.healthypet.com
As stated before in our post titled “Gearing up for AAHA”, this entire process is so important to the staff here at VCVC. In that post, Patty Olney could not state it better that "We accept the challenge...". We absolutely have taken this evaluation into every part of the care we provide to our clients and patients. The challenge has been accepted, and we are ready to show the accreditation team exactly how passionate we are. Stay tuned for updates!