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American Animal Hospital Association Accreditation

Did you know that the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices adhering to the highest standards of veterinary care? AAHA logoMcKinney Animal Hospital is proud to hold the distinction of being the first animal hospital in Collin County to become accredited by the AAHA. The evaluation system developed by AAHA is comprehensive and practices are regularly evaluated to ensure that standards of excellence are met in every area of practice. The process of being awarded accreditation is not easy and is totally voluntary, but it's a goal we all agree is well worth our efforts.

What Are AAHA Standards?

The following information is taken from the AAHA website and explains more about the AAHA Standards of Accreditation (01-01-2007):

Since 1933, AAHA's leaders and other veterinary experts have developed specific written standards for companion animal practices. These standards have undergone numerous changes, but none so significant as the recent enhancements. The enhanced standards were developed in order to raise the bar of veterinary excellence. We wanted to ensure they reflect the developments made over the past 10 years in veterinary medicine in addition to AAHA's team philosophy. We recognize that practice team members make significant contributions to the delivery of quality care and the overall success of every veterinary practice.

The enhanced standards cover the following areas: