We are proud to announce that Animal Hospital of North Asheville has once again been awarded the American Animal Hospital Association’s top honor, AAHA accreditation. Only 12-15% of animal hospitals in the United States and Canada maintain AAHA accreditation. We were the first animal hospital in Asheville to gain accreditation, and our hospital has been continuously accredited since 1979.
AAHA recognizes veterinary hospitals for their commitment to maintaining high standards. To be eligible for AAHA accreditation, hospitals must be evaluated on approximately 900 standards that assess safety protocols, equipment, veterinary knowledge, and other key areas of pet health care. At Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we really value our membership and the evaluation process. AAHA constantly presents new standards and sets the bar higher for the care that we give which allows us to maintain the highest quality of care for our patients. We review and revise our protocols as new medical, technical and educational advances are made in the veterinary field to decrease stress, promote healing and offer the best medical care possible. During an evaluation, we are checked from top to bottom, including our protocols for patient care, how often our anesthesia machines are calibrated, how much continuing education our doctors and staff receive each year, our spore testing for sterility of our surgical instruments, and everything in between. Animal Hospital of North Asheville is never interested in just passing an evaluation! We want to be the very best! We love AAHA evaluations!
Our veterinarians and staff are dedicated to delivering excellent care for your pet because pets are our passion and keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. AAHA helps us stay prepared and equipped to provide the level of care that your pet deserves. Thank you for entrusting us with your pet’s medical, surgical and dental care.