Everyday is AAHA-Day at LVH!
Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is proud to be celebrating the first annual AAHA-Day, today Friday, July 22nd! The American Animal Hospital Association is the only companion animal veterinary association in North America. It is well-known for its high standards in veterinary medicine and pet care and is currently the veterinary leader in providing industry benchmarks, business practice standards, and educational programs and publications.
Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is one of only about 15% of veterinary hospitals accredited by AAHA. This means we are routinely evaluated and maintain the Association’s high standards of facility management, practice methods, and patient care.
Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited. We voluntarily choose to be evaluated on 900+ quality standards that go above and beyond state regulations, all in an effort to provide our patients with the highest quality pet care. We are especially proud to be celebrating the first AAHA-Day this year as 2016 marks LVH’s 25 years of AAHA-accreditation.
All of our staff take great pride in making sure every day is AAHA-Day at LVH. Here’s what some of our employees had to say about why they love working at an AAHA-accredited hospital:
As a practice, our purpose is to enhance the lives of pets, their families, and our community through compassionate and exceptional veterinary care. We take great pride in getting feedback from our clients to make sure this purpose is carried out on a daily basis. Recently, we asked our clients what they loved about their AAHA-accredited practice. Here’s what they had to say:
“We have been coming to LVH for over 17 years and we have always received top-notch, personalized care.”
“The vets are knowledgable and the staff is customer service-oriented.”
“Our vet office puts a lot of effort, care, and time into doing things right.”
“They care so much about my dog and my family! I feel safe and secure bringing my pet to Leesburg Vet.”
“The staff is amazing. Everyone treats my pet and me with respect and kindness.”
And finally, a few words on the importance of AAHA-accreditation from our practice owner, Dr. Mike Strickland:
“Being a member of the American Animal Hospital Association is a representation of how committed we are to being the best that veterinary medicine can offer. AAHA provides benchmarks that measure how precise and organized our departments are compared to the highest standards, determined by experts in the veterinary profession. Standards like staff training, record keeping, procedure protocols, cleanliness, marketing, and animal care standards are measured. Our voluntary membership in this organization for over 20 years reflects our commitment to providing the best care possible for our animal patients along with excellent communication to our clients. Because only about 15% of veterinary hospitals belong to this elite organization, you can be assured that your animals will receive consistent and excellent care for any illness or wellness care they may need. There is no better organization to measure quality than AAHA!!”