Best Friends Veterinary Center | Our Veterinary Services
We value our pet patients and aim to provide the highest standard of care. With veterinary services ranging from routine wellness exams and preventative medicine to diagnosis and treatment of the sick or injured, our veterinary health professionals can meet your pet’s health needs for life! Below are some of the many services and procedures that our veterinary clinic performs on a regular basis – with the utmost concern for pet wellness and safety.
If you have any questions about the veterinary services we offer or would like to inquire about additional treatment options, please contact our animal hospital at your earliest convenience.
AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care
Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary clinic is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital.
In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is both rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.
Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, pet hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect pet hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).
We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. At our animal hospital, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.
We invite you to learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner to learn more about why AAHA accreditation is so important.
Whether you’re visiting us for the very first time or have been coming to our pet clinic for years, we are proud to serve pet owners from Grafton, Saukville, Port Washington, Cedarburg and Thiensville, WI and surrounding communities!