About Us

Mission Statement, Values, Practice Philosophy
We at American Veterinary Hospital aim to provide the highest level of quality care for our community’s animals using the newest, state of the art technology. Our goal is to provide prompt, effective care for all of our patients while recognizing how much is at stake with your animal’s health. Our pets are family to us, so we know how stressful it can be making decisions for them. At AVH, we pride ourselves on providing in-depth client education so that our clients always have the knowledge they need to make the right choices with their pet’s health.

Individualized treatment plans, experienced veterinarians, and the most advanced tools in veterinary medicine available add up to a high standard of care unmatched by others. We strive not just to care for animals, but to take the time necessary to hear concerns that our clients may have. Preventative medicine is a cornerstone of our practice as we believe that stopping problems before they exist saves not just money, but the well-being of your pet.
AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care

Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.

In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.

Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).
We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.

Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner