Hello friends, Bruno here to share some exciting news with you! My Mom, or who you may know better as Dr. Schepis, was telling me about her day at work and all the preparations the hospital is making for the upcoming AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day, this Saturday, July 22, 2017. One of the reasons my Mom chooses to entrust my healthcare to the caring and dedicated staff at Sheridan Animal Hospital (aside from the fact that she works there) is because of the high standard of care that they offer in veterinary medicine and surgery.
Do you know what it means to be AAHA accredited? Don’t worry, I didn’t know either until my Mom filled me in. First things first, the acronym, AAHA, stands for The American Animal Hospital Association. What is AAHA you ask? It is an organization that accredits companion animal veterinary hospitals in the USA and Canada. AAHA accredited hospitals follow very strict guidelines to provide exemplary patient care. Mom told me that Sheridan Animal Hospital (SAH) has the honor and privilege of being accredited since 1957! That’s WAY longer than I’ve been alive and it means that SAH is celebrating their 60 year anniversary!
Nearly 60% of pet owners believe that their hospital is accredited, when in fact, only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals throughout the USA and Canada are actually accredited. Sheridan Animal Hospital is proud to be one of the few hospitals that have made a huge commitment to providing excellent veterinary care to their patients! Each accredited hospital is evaluated every 3 years for their adherence to the AAHA Standards of Accreditation. Sheridan Animal Hospital is evaluated on over 900 (984 to be exact) specific standards of veterinary care.
Accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association is the only way to know a veterinary hospital is operating at the highest standards of excellence in animal care. I thought this was pretty cool information and wanted to be sure to pass it along to all my friends! I feel so lucky to have my Mom as Hospital and Medical Director of the AAHA-accredited Sheridan Animal Hospital. I know that both Sox and I, and all the patients of SAH, receive the best medical care from the veterinary medical team of the AAHA-accredited Sheridan Animal Hospital.
My Mom wanted to be sure to invite you all to join Sheridan Animal Hospital in celebrating AAHA-accredited Hospital Day on Saturday, July 22, 2017, as well as the week following by taking a picture in our AAHA photo frame to post on our FaceBook page to show your support and appreciation!