Fondren Pet Care Center is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We have undergone voluntary inspections by AAHA to ensure that we comply with the association’s high-quality standards of care. These standards cover nearly every aspect of our hospital, including surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, pet health records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental and nursing care, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesiology.
Only approximately 12% of animal hospitals in North America have obtained accreditation by AAHA. Established in 1933, the association is well known among veterinarians for its high standards for hospitals and pet health care.
Nearly 60% of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.
In the United States, all hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body, undergoing regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet certain healthcare standards. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law — it is 100% voluntary — and is both rigorous and time-consuming.
Standards of Veterinary Excellence
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 inspecting when a complaint is filed. 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).
We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. At Fondren Pet Care, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets — because your pets deserve nothing less.
Visit the AAHA website to learn more about accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet.