Charleston Animal Society Celebrating AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day July 22nd!

Wednesday is the AAHA-Accredited hospital day.  AAHA is the American Animal Hospital Association. Every year AAHA celebrates the select few animal hospitals that have taken the extra steps to achieve excellence in animal care.

Not all animal hospitals are accredited. In fact, fewer than 10% in the tri-county area and only about 12 – 15% of animal hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited. Charleston Animal Society was the first combined animal shelter and veterinary clinic in the southeast to earn AAHA accreditation in 2015. Only nine out of more than 80 animal hospitals in our tri-county area are AAHA-accredited.

Last year, Charleston Animal Society’s Sam Greer Spay Neuter Clinic performed more than 9,600 spay-neuter surgeries.


Accreditation means your pet is receiving care at a hospital that has passed the highest standards in veterinary care. Accredited hospitals are evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services.

“Our AAHA accreditation is a cornerstone of Charleston Animal Society,” said Charleston Animal Society President & CEO Joe Elmore. “Our team is committed to maintaining this gold standard of veterinary care.”


Nearly 60% of pet owners think their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. AAHA standards are continuously reviewed and updated to keep accredited practices on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence.

Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited hospitals because they value their pet’s health and trust the consistent, expert care provided by the entire health care team. At AAHA-accredited practices, pet owners can expect to receive the highest quality care from well-trained, professional veterinary teams.

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