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Los Feliz Small Animal Hospital

...that less than 20% of all animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada meet the highest possible standards in veterinary medicine? Los Feliz Small Animal Hospital is proud to be one of them. These standards are set by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and cover more than 900 areas of a veterinary practice.

Our Commitment to Veterinary Excellence

Los Feliz Small Animal Hospital has been providing veterinary care to pets in and around Los Angeles since 1922. Over the years, each generation of doctors and staff members aimed to maintain a higher standard of excellence in veterinary medicine. This eventually led us to pursue accreditation with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and after a rigorous evaluation, we earned the honor of accreditation in 1984. Less than 15% of veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada are AAHA-accredited, and we are pleased to be one of them. Inspections are held every two to three years. We have passed a dozen of these inspections with flying colors, including our most recent one in May 2016!

What Is AAHA?

AAHA is a veterinary organization that was established in 1933 by a team of veterinary leaders who had a mission specifically for animal hospitals and veterinary professionals. That mission was to help them to be more successful in delivering the best possible care for pets and the best possible service for pet owners. To do this, the organization developed a list of over 900 standards that address various areas of veterinary medicine. These include the cleanliness of the facility, the technology used, and the method of client record keeping. Any pet hospital can volunteer to be evaluated using these benchmarks to be recognized as one of the finest veterinary hospitals in the country. If the practice passes the inspection, it earns the honor of accreditation. The practice then undergoes an evaluation two years later, and every three years after that to maintain its accreditation.

How Does AAHA Benefit My Pet?

Since AAHA sets the standards of veterinary excellence, accreditation indicates that a practice meets those high standards and makes the needs of pets and their owners a #1 priority. Los Feliz Small Animal Hospital operates using AAHA guidelines for our services and procedures, including dentistry and surgery. Our decision to voluntarily seek AAHA accreditation validates our commitment to excellence, both to you and to your pet. You can learn more about AAHA and how our accreditation benefits you and your pet by viewing the informational video below by AAHA’s executive director, Dr. Michael Cavanaugh.

...that less than 20% of all animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada meet the highest possible standards in veterinary medicine? Los Feliz Small Animal Hospital is proud to be one of them. These standards are set by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and cover more than 900 areas of a veterinary practice.