The AAHA Accreditation Process
In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.
Did You Know....
That accreditation for an animal hospital is voluntary? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.
Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).
We Are AAHA Accreditated
We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard for:
- Contagious Diseases
- Emergency and Critical Care
- Pain Management
- Patient Care
Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.
Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.
2615 Schust Rd. Saginaw, MI 48603-1399
Cole Veterinary Hospital
- Monday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
- Tuesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Wednesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Saturday Closed
- Sunday Closed
We are closed on: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.