AAHA recognizes accredited practices of the year

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The American Animal Hospital Association gave the seventh annual AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year Awards during its yearly conference, March 31 through April 3 in Austin, Texas. The association evaluated entries on criteria such as the hospital’s accreditation score, mission and vision, practice design, team composition, continuing education and training, and community service.

Pembroke Animal Hospital of Pembroke, Ontario, is the 2016 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year. In a town of about 16,500 residents, the practice employs 23 people, including five veterinarians and five registered veterinary technicians, and operates two satellite locations in remote areas. Among the hospital’s offerings are a surgical suite, digital radiography, an in-house laboratory, chiropractic services, and laser therapy. The hospital also offers the Pathway of Life, a walkway behind the hospital with an adjacent crematorium.

Pembroke Animal Hospital in Pembroke, Ontario

MedVet Cincinnati in Fairfax, Ohio, is the 2016 AAHA-Accredited Referral Practice of the Year. The Cincinnati-area location of MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets is a 25,000-square-foot facility housing a team of specialists and support teams in many disciplines of veterinary medicine, equipped with advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies. The Cancer Center is home to a team of oncology experts providing surgical, medical, and radiation treatment options for pets with cancer.

MedVet Cincinnati in Fairfax, Ohio

The finalists for AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year were three general practices—Country Hills Pet Hospital of Eden, Wisconsin; Moorpark Veterinary Hospital of Moorpark, California; and Valley Cottage Animal Hospital of Valley Cottage, New York—and one referral practice, Metropolitan Veterinary Associates of Norristown, Pennsylvania.