Only 12 – 15% of veterinary hospitals in the US and Canada have passed the rigorous evaluation process to obtain this designation. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association’s high standards in 18 different categories, including patient care, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, pet health records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education. We are evaluated on approximately 900 specific standards of excellence within these categories. To maintain our accreditation, we then undergo this rigorous review by veterinary experts every 3 years. Why?