Why Choose an AAHA-Accredited Practice Like Us?

At Partners Animal Hospital South Loop, we consider the human-animal bond to be sacred. And we know your pet is family to you, and their love and devotion are worthy of the very best care. That’s a big part of why we decided to become an AAHA-accredited animal hospital. The American Animal Hospital Association accredits hospitals that commit to elevating veterinary care to the highest possible standard. This means that our entire team abides by over 900 criteria to ensure excellence for you and your pet.

What is AAHA?

AAHA stands for the American Animal Hospital Association. Think of it as the gold standard in veterinary care. AAHA sets rigorous benchmarks for quality care, safety, and service. Not every animal hospital gets this accreditation; in fact, only about 12-15% of animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have it! The journey to becoming an AAHA-accredited animal hospital is a challenging one, and it requires full dedication on the part of our veterinarians and staff to maintain it.

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What It Takes to Maintain Our AAHA Accreditation

Earning AAHA accreditation is not a one-time achievement. To maintain our status, we undergo a comprehensive evaluation every three years. This evaluation inspects 900 different aspects of veterinary care, from surgical protocols to client service. Even our recordkeeping process undergoes review! The standards are high, but we wouldn't have it any other way.

Additionally, our team must engage in ongoing training and education to stay current with best practices in veterinary medicine. We are also required to have specific equipment and protocols in place, ensuring we can provide a wide range of treatments and respond effectively to emergencies.

How AAHA Accreditation Benefits You and Your Pet

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So you may be wondering, "What's in it for me and my pet?" Great question! Because we're AAHA-accredited, you can rest assured that your pet is receiving top-notch care from a team that's held to the highest standards. Whether it's a routine check-up, an emergency, or specialized treatment, your pet is in the very best hands at all times.

You also benefit from our commitment to customer service. We know veterinary care can be stressful for both pets and their parents, but our AAHA standards mean we aim to make your visit as smooth and pleasant as possible.

The best way to understand the difference AAHA accreditation makes is to visit Partners Animal Hospital South Loop in person! The second-best way is to visit aaha.org for more information about the organization and how it sets a higher, better standard in veterinary care.

We hope to see you and your pet very soon!