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AAHA Accredited

Being AAHA accredited means that our veterinary hospital is in the top 15 percent of small animal veterinary practices in North America. These are practices that have made a commitment to the highest standards of companion animal care. We voluntarily choose to be evaluated on 900 standards to provide the quality and range of services you and your pet deserve, including standards on patient care, diagnostic services, pharmacy, management, medical records, and facility.

This may sound like something everyone does (or means to do) but it takes a daily commitment and confidence to put ourselves “under the microscope”, pass, maintain, and be able to proudly display that logo!

Why accreditation matters >

What is AAHA Accreditation

Family Pet Clinic of Redondo Beach is proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.  Our accreditation means that we hold ourselves to the highest standards.  Pets are our passion.  And keeping them healthy is our number one priority.  Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets because your pets deserve nothing less.

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's 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).  Only 12-15% of animal hospitals have received this distinct accreditation.

Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet.

AAHA Accredited Veterinarian

Family Pet Clinic of Redondo Beach