“I would like to congratulate La Cumbre Animal Hospital Inc on achieving accreditation through AAHA,” said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, AAHA executive director. “They are clearly committed to doing their very best as evidenced by the hard work and effort they put into this voluntary process.”

Accreditation is a voluntary commitment practices make to their clients and patients, and AAHA is the only organization in the U.S. and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that go above and beyond state regulations. The AAHA Standards of Accreditation, viewed as the standard of veterinary excellence, contain more than 900 individual standards, divided into 18 major sections. These areas of focus include: patient care and pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education.

Only 15 percent of all small animal hospitals in the U.S. have achieved accreditation by the Association. To maintain accredited status, La Cumbre Animal Hospital Inc must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

La Cumbre Animal Hospital Inc, located at 110 South La Cumbre Road in Santa Barbara, has been accredited with the association since 1991 and can be reached at (805)967-0121 or online at www.lcah.com.

For more information about AAHA-accreditation, visit www.healthypet.com.


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