Alley Cat Small Animal Hospital celebrates 25 years of AAHA accreditation!

April 20, 2016
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Alley Cat Small Animal Hospital is celebrating 25 years of AAHA accreditation!

Since 1991, Alley Cat Small Animal Hospital has voluntarily submitted itself to the American Animal Hospital Association’s Standards of Accreditation.

“I would like to congratulate Alley Cat Small Animal Hospital on their 25th anniversary of being accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Choosing to pursue AAHA accreditation and maintaining that for a quarter century demonstrates true commitment to veterinary excellence by the entire practice team. Pet owners who bring their pets to an AAHA-accredited hospital can feel confident they are receiving the highest quality veterinary care from a practice team dedicated to delivering their very best each and every day.”

Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, AAHA chief executive officer.

Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited.


AAHA is the only organization in the United States and Canada that evaluates animal hospitals based on standards that go above and beyond state and provincial regulations.

Accredited hospitals choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards. These range from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized for the highest standards of care and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine.

AAHA standards are continuously reviewed and updated to keep accredited practices at the cutting edge of veterinary excellence.

Only the top 15% of small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation. To maintain accredited status, Alley Cat Small Animal Hospital must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

Congratulations to Dr. Salinas and the rest of the team on this milestone achievement!

For more information about accreditation, visit or connect on Facebook and “like” the American Animal Hospital Association.