Peggy Adams Animal Rescue recently announced that following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), it has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence. Peggy Adams earned the AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of the nonprofit animal hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client services.
Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is the first animal shelter in South Florida and one of only 25 shelters across the United States to be AAHA accredited.
Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals that choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine.
“As a veterinarian, I believe it’s critical to follow best practices for medicine for the thousands of animals we see each year. Here at Peggy Adams, we adhere to the recommendations of the Association of Shelter Vets Best Practices regarding shelter medicine,” said Dr. Beth Keser, director of medical services. “But Peggy Adams is more than a shelter. We are the largest provider of some of the most needed animal services, such as spay/neuter and affordable vaccines to the Palm Beach County community. It’s important that our local community knows that we also follow guidelines set in place by the American Animal Hospital Association.”
Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited hospitals because they value their pets’ health and trust the consistent, expert care provided by the entire health care team. At AAHA-accredited practices, pet owners can expect to receive the highest quality care from well-trained, professional veterinary teams.
Only the top small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation by the association. To maintain accredited status, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA. For more information, visit www.aaha.org/petowner.
For more information, visit www.peggyadams.org or call (561) 686-3663.