Veterinary Milestone; Island Animal Hospital Joins 15% of Veterinary Hospitals by Achieving High Level of Excellence from AAHA
Island Animal Hospital has achieved a veterinary milestone by earning the highest level of veterinary excellence at all three of their locations in Brevard County. They are now part of only 15% of animal hospitals in the US and Canada to receive AAHA accreditation.
Following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Island Animal Hospital in Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, and Viera have all earned AAHA accreditation. This required a rigorous review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service; a process which Dr. Matthew Coris, owner of Island Animal Hospital alongside Dr. Erin Coris, felt was absolutely necessary.
“Although not a mandatory requirement, we knew it was important to have all three of our locations accredited by AAHA. Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited hospitals because they value their pet’s health and trust the consistent, expert care provided by their veterinary team. Undergoing accreditation can be a long process, but in the end we felt we owed it to our clients to ensure we continue to provide them with the top level of care,” said Dr. Coris.
Unlike human hospitals, animal hospitals are not required to receive accreditation. Accredited hospitals 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. AAHA standards are continuously reviewed and updated to keep accredited practices on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence.
At AAHA-accredited practices, pet owners can expect to receive the highest quality care from well-trained, professional veterinary teams. To maintain accredited status, Island Animal Hospital must continue to have all three locations evaluated regularly by AAHA.