Salt Lake City / Taylorsville Utah's
Redwood Veterinary Hospital
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Accreditation for Animal Hospitals

Not All Hospitals are Accredited

We love our pets. They improve our quality of life - they make us happy when we are sad. They are always there for us and provide us with a companionship that can only be provided by our pet. Providing them with the best care is what accreditation is all about. The accrediting organization for veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada is the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). You may be surprised to learn that not all animal hospitals are accredited - in fact, only ten Salt Lake City veterinary hospitals have achieved this status. To be accredited, hospitals must pass rigorous inspections of medical practices and business practices as well as intensive on-site inspections from AAHA. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) holds hospitals accountable to following best medical practices by measuring the hospital's performance against over 900 tough standards. To learn more, click on the articles below.

What is Accreditation?

When choosing a veterinarian, it is important to understand accreditation. To learn more about American Animal Hospital Association click on the logo.
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Why Veterinary Hospitals Should Strive for Accreditation

In my opinion all veterinary hospitals should work towards accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association. I believe the outcomes on pet health care far outweigh the time and cost of accredidation.
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Why Redwood Veterinary is Accredited

Click on the AAHA/RVH logos to read how accreditation helps Redwood Animal Hospital veterinarians ensure they are practicing the best medicine possible for their patients.

How Many Salt Lake Vet Hospitals are Accredited?

You may assume that all Salt Lake City veterinary hospitals are accredited. The fact is there are only ten Salt Lake City veterinary hospitals that are accredited. Click on the title or image to learn the facts.
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More Resources on Accreditation

This is a quick guide to other resources that are available if you want to learn more about accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association.
Salt Lake City Veterinarians
Taylorsville Animal Hospital since 1982