Friday, July 22, 2016

Giveaway: Why We Recommend an AAHA-accredited Vet

Giveaway: Why We Recommend an AAHA-accredited Vet

[We were compensated in exchange for this post. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share something that we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission.]

If you have been following us since the very beginning, you know that Jada has allergy problems and we have only just recently in the past year been able to get control of them. So what has been the biggest factor in her recent success? Her vet! Dr. Melissa Edwards and her office are part of only 12-15% small animal practices with AAHA accreditation.

AAHA Logo


So what is AAHA? AAHA stands for American Animal Hospital Association and they give special accreditation to vet offices who meet a high standard - over 900 standards to be more exact! Some of the requirements are things like using monitoring equipment during surgical procedures, humane handling of pets, having sterile instruments, and many others that provide your pet with the best care possible.

Jada at her AAHA vet

Once your vet is accredited, AAHA has to visit the office and re-evaluate every 3 years. Now, having this accreditation isn't required. While human doctor's offices have to have accreditation, veterinarians are not required. So when I see that AAHA sticker in my vet's window I know that they are taking their business one huge step forward in order to care for my pets.

Jada at her AAHA vet

The first time I visited Animal Medical Center in Rome, Georgia was for a bump on Delmar's leg. Just a little cyst, but we were treated just like if we were at the doctors for a person. After that visit, I was hooked. They are so thorough and I never leave there with a questioning thought.

Jada at her AAHA vet

Dr. Melissa Edwards and her fab crew of vet techs are so good with my babies and are there to teach me when needed. After the handful of vets I have been to, from now on I will only be going to AAHA-accredited offices. I highly recommend them as it makes all the difference! Jada's lifespan has definitely been increased because of the care she has received. At her other vet, I mentioned she could have allergies and was not given the option to treat it. So Jada suffered for years until we found Melissa and her crew.

Jada at her AAHA vet

So AAHA has given us an incredible opportunity to give one of our readers a $50 credit to an AAHA-accredited vet office. Sounds pretty useful, eh?

All you have to do is comment below telling us if your vet is AAHA-accredited. Don't know? Use this website to find out.

Congrats to Lisa F. for winning our giveaway!


Learn more about AAHA




19 comments:

  1. The vet I have taken my pets to recently in the past is not but a quick search shows me that there are a couple very close to me that I would love to try out. I am not loyal to one place, I have gone to a few over the many years.

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    1. I would definitely check them out! You could always ask for a tour :)

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  2. Our vet is accredited and I'm thrilled! I am not surprised because they are wonderful and go above and beyond every time.

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    1. Woohoo! Gotta provide the best care for Henry!

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  3. my vet is not on the list but she went to the ncstate vet school which is on the list. i recognize some of the other vets in the area that are on the list as well.

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  4. Looks like our vet is accredited! Great! I really agree though that it definitely distinguished our vet from the others.

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  5. My vet clinic wasn't listed on the web site, but my local emergency clinics were.

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  6. My vet is not on the list of AAHAA. I'm thinking of changing vets though, and there areseveral close by.

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  7. My bet is not AAHA accredited but I'm looking to switch soon and the link will be super helpful!

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  8. Our vet is AAHA accredited! Awesome!

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  9. The vet we go to is not AAHA accredited but there are a few around me that are so might be time to switch vets.

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  10. Our regular everyday vet is not, but our specialty vet is. AAHA accreditation may be a thing to look into in the future, but I would NEVER change vets. Dr. Howard Shackleford couldn't be any better.

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  11. Our clinic is not AAHA, but our emergency hospital and rehab clinic are.

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  12. We should always choose to get the best care for our pets, for they are family. Going for AAHA-accredited vets is the best way to go.

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