The Animal Health Center at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay remains the first and only non-profit animal hospital in Florida to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). In July 2016 AAHA accreditation staff visited our hospital for an on-site evaluation and review of our processes and procedures. We are happy to report that we passed with flying colors and our AAHA accreditation has been renewed.
Just two years ago, our hospital became Florida’s first non-profit animal hospital awarded this prestigious accreditation, considered the Gold Standard in the industry. AAHA accreditation involves evaluation on 900 standards of veterinary care and only 12-15% of animal hospitals in North America have gone through the demanding and time-consuming accreditation process with a total of 3,200 accredited practices.
The Animal Health Center provides affordable, high-quality veterinary care to the public seven days a week. Any proceeds from the Animal Health Center will benefit the mission and programs at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
Why Accreditation Is Important For Pets
Being accredited by AAHA, you can rest assured that your pet will receive the very best in veterinary care at our facility. Here are just a few reasons why:
- To receive and maintain accreditation, animal hospitals must meet approximately 900 rigorous evaluation standards every three years
- AAHA standards of excellence do not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada)
- AAHA accredited animal hospitals are the elite few, with only 3,200 passing accreditation in the U.S. and Canad
- AAHA accreditation is recognized as the standard of veterinary excellence
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