We have some great news to share! VCA SFVS recently had our American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) inspection … and we passed with flying colors! Our hospital has been an AAHA-accredited referral practice since 2009. To maintain accreditation status, hospitals must be regularly evaluated by AAHA.
Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited. AAHA-accredited hospitals are evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services.
Referral accreditation provides primary care veterinarians with additional confidence that we follow the same high principles they live by, and that we understand the importance of communication throughout the referral process. Clients and patients benefit from knowing their veterinary care team is working together to ensure optimal care.
We are very proud of our team for all their hard work in making sure we meet the AAHA standards.
To learn more about referral standards, visit www.aahanet.org/Accreditation/ReferralStandards.aspx