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AAHA – What Does It Mean For You and Your Pet?

Did you know that accreditation is not mandatory AAHAfor veterinary practices? Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). In fact only 12-15% animal hospitals in the United States are accredited. What does accreditation mean? It means we hold ourselves to a higher standard, and that your pet is receiving care at a hospital that has passed the highest standards in veterinary care. Read the rest of this entry »

Microchips and Pets

It is a sad fact that hundreds of dogs microchips and pets and cats go missing every year and are found, perfectly healthy, handed into the local animal shelter which then searches desperately for the animal’s owner . In some cases they are even euthanized. Many of these fine pets had been equipped with identification tags or collars but their collars have often slipped off or, agonizingly, the writing had become illegible. In a recent study involving over 7,700 stray pets, the number of non-microchipped dogs that were safely returned to their owners was just under 22%. Read the rest of this entry »

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