We are AAHA Accredited
Our practice is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). This means that we are in accordance with the highest standards available for small animal veterinary practice.
We belong to an elite group of approximately 3,000 AAHA accredited practices that voluntarily meet or exceed the association’s standards for patient care, equipment, and quality procedures. As part of our accreditation, we are regularly evaluated by an AAHA consultant to assure continuing compliance. There are more than 900 AAHA standards that cover virtually every area of practice including:
- Client Service
- Contagious Disease
- Continuing Education
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Emergency/Urgent Care Facilities
- Housekeeping and Maintenance
- Human Resources
- Medical Records
- Pain Management
- Patient Care
Why is AAHA accreditation important to CKVC?
We pride ourselves on being an AAHA accredited hospital since 2006 (at our South Hutchinson location); our North location has been accredited since 2009. Maintaining that accreditation is very vital to us. CKVC wants to continue to grow, improve and proudly state that we are one of the accredited hospitals. Accreditation requires hospitals to stay on the leading edge of veterinary medicine and provide the quality of care that all pets deserve. We want to achieve continual improvement and the accreditation process assures that we remain on track to reach it.
We chose to become AAHA-accredited in order to maintain a higher skill level, improve practice operations and team building, enhance credibility with clients and strive for continuous progress. We appreciate the high standards set by AAHA. We want to keep pace with the continually evolving veterinary knowledge and technology and to be able to provide the best possible care for pets.
Choosing an AAHA-accredited hospital assures pet owners that the hospital they select has the staff, equipment, medical procedures and facilities that AAHA believes are vital for delivering high-quality pet care and we want to be able to provide that confidence to our patients and clients at CKVC.
AAHA-accredited practices are truly distinctive in providing the highest quality care for pets. AAHA standards are recognized around the world as the benchmark for quality care in veterinary medicine.