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We're AAHA-Accredited!


We have been AAHA-Accredited since 2010! Our hospital undergoes comprehensive evaluations regularly on almost 900 rigorous veterinary standards of excellence. We are proud to be one of the 15% of AAHA-accredited hospitals in the United States and Canada. AAHA Standards of Accreditation cover patient care pain management, anesthesia, surgery and more that are crucial to the delivery of high-quality veterinary care.


Who is AAHA? “AAHA” stands for the American Animal Hospital Association. They were founded in 1933 and is the only association that provides voluntary accreditation to companion animal hospitals. We are one of approximately 3,000 traditional hospitals and numerous referral hospitals in the United States and Canada that are AAHA accredited and have made a commitment to meeting the highest standards of veterinary care.


To be accredited by AAHA, our hospital must demonstrate an exceptional level of medical care and client service. Here are a few examples of how AAHA’s standards impact you and your pet. The standards require us to provide diagnostic services (x-ray and laboratory) so that we can quickly and accurately diagnose your pet. Not only that, but because we have an onsite pharmacy (another standards area), we can begin treatment immediately. AAHA standards also require that medical records be thorough and complete which helps us better understand your pet’s medical history and how past health issues might be impacting their current medical status. AAHA’s standards cover every aspect of our hospital to assure your satisfaction with the level of care both you and your pet receives.


We understand that your pet holds a valued place in your life and your heart, so we have made it our goal to respect and honor that special bond by providing the best possible care for your pet. As part of that goal, we have chosen to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and have our hospital measured against the most rigorous published standards in the veterinary industry. Please visit for more information on accreditation and pet health care.


We are proud to be an AAHA-accredited practice and believe this helps keep us on the leading edge of veterinary medicine and focused on continuous improvement to assure we can offer the quality and range of services you expect and deserve for your pet.

We can't believe it has been 14 years (2005) since we built the LAVH and 20 years since the Little Apple Veterinary Clinic was purchased after it had been in operation for 10 years! Thank You for your patronage, and CHEERS to our 30th year in the LITTLE APPLE! Tom & Dr. Liz

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