American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited vet clinics were introduced here in January for the excellence in vet care provided. Steve Dale, broadcaster, Certified Animal Behaviorist, award-winning author, and syndicated columnist for Tribune media has visited many of these great facilities over the past year, giving us an inside look at the kind of new technology AAHA vet clinics must have, public health standards, and what it means to practice the highest quality of medicine across all clinic departments.
Wellness exams are important to the future of your pet’s health. Catching something early usually leads to less expensive and better outcomes, just as in human medicine. Another interesting feature of AAHA vet clinics, there is an opportunity in emergency situations for the vet to apply for a grant when the client cannot pay. It is not a sure thing, but is good to know.
Steve talks with Dr. Natalie Marks of Chicago’s Blum Animal Hospital on the level of expertise experienced by clients at accredited clinics. A recurring theme you’ll notice around the net and a topic in this video is the trend of infrequent appointments by clients, bringing in their furry friends only when disease has advanced beyond an easy fix. Check out the AAHA vet clinics in your area!