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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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