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Animal Medical Center of the Village receives finalist award from international veterinary organization
HOUSTON, Texas—Animal Medical Center of the Village has been named finalist for the 2017 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year Award by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), an international veterinary organization that sets the standard for excellence in veterinary medicine.
Animal Medical Center of the Village of Houston, Texas received the finalist award at the AAHA Nashville 2017 Yearly Conference on March 30.
The AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year Award is designed to recognize the outstanding achievements of accredited veterinary practice teams, along with celebrating the ongoing advancements in veterinary medicine.
Because AAHA-accredited hospitals are evaluated on approximately 900 standards, each practice team must push itself to pursue innovative and ground-breaking practices within their clinics. The AAHA Awards Committee evaluates each team on its most recent accreditation score, mission and vision, practice team composition, continuing education and training, community service, and more.
Since AAHA members are known for their excellence, the award is highly competitive.
“The staff at Animal Medical Center dedicate themselves to providing excellent care for pets every day,” said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, AAHA chief executive officer. “We are proud to call Animal Medical Center an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital and hope that many more practices will follow in their footsteps of excellence.”
Accreditation is a voluntary commitment practices make to their clients and patients, and AAHA is the only organization in Canada and the United States that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that go above and beyond state and provincial regulations.
Not all veterinary hospitals are accredited. Nearly 60 percent of the pet-owning public believes their veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited by AAHA. AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals hold themselves to a high standard of care and strive to deliver excellent care for animals.
AAHA is the only organization in the United States and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that meet or exceed state regulations. Established in 1933, the Association is well-known among veterinarians for its leadership in the profession, high standards for veterinary practices and pet health care, and most importantly, its accreditation of companion-animal practices. Visit aaha.org for more information.
World Whale Day, National Mutt Day, and Reptile Awareness Day? Yes, these days DO exist! Every year, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) creates a calendar of Pet Health Awareness Events to bring awareness to various animal causes and help pets in need. The team at Animal Medical Center of the Village loves animals of all shapes and sizes, so we participate in and help promote these events in any way we can. As a pet owner, you, too can participate in these events every month and connect with various animal organizations, including the ASPCA and American Humane Association.
We encourage you to view the AVMA’s 2017 calendar of Pet Health Awareness Events to see what’s happening this month, and be sure to ask how you can partner with us in helping animals in need!