AAHA recognizes 2018 accredited practice of the year

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The American Animal Hospital Association has recognized Country Hills Pet Hospital of Eden, Wisconsin, as the 2018 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year.

Country Hills Pet Hospital focuses on excellence through teamwork. The owner, Dr. Mark Thompson, said his staff is what makes him most proud of his practice.

Dr. Thompson joined Country Hills Pet Hospital in 1997 as an associate veterinarian and the only small animal doctor at the mixed practice. The small animal part of the practice achieved AAHA accreditation in 2000. Dr. Thompson became a co-owner in 2001, eventually becoming sole owner in 2008 and establishing the hospital as a small animal practice only. Dr. Stephanie Winske joined the practice last year.

Country Hills Pet Hospital sponsors the K9 unit for the local police department, providing free and discounted services. The practice also donates to scholarship funds for veterinary students and to various charities and organizations.

The other finalists for practice of the year were Frey Pet Hospital of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Moorpark Veterinary Hospital of Moorpark, California; and Princeton Animal Hospital & Carnegie Cat Clinic of Princeton, New Jersey.

Country Hills Pet Hospital staff

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