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Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center’s Hospital for Companion Animals receives AAHA accreditation

The faculty and staff of the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center's Hospital for Companion Animals are honored to have again received accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

AAHA accreditation follows a comprehensive evaluation of the hospital's facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management. Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. have received such an honor.

"The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center belongs to a select group of practices that are committed to meeting the standard of veterinary excellence," said Gregg Takashima, DVM, AAHA president. "AAHA hospitals pass a stringent evaluation of [more than] 900 standards covering patient care, client service, and medical protocols.

"By attaining accreditation, the Ohio State VMC is demonstrating its continued dedication to offering the best care to its patients and clients."

"The Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center has been a longstanding leader in establishing and maintaining the highest standards of practice and providing the highest quality of care to our patients and clients," said Dr. Rustin Moore, acting director of the Veterinary Medical Center and associate dean of Clinical and Outreach Programs. "It is important for us to set an example and serve as a role model regarding AAHA certification."

Established in 1933, the American Animal Hospital Association is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices throughout the U.S. and Canada for dedication to high standards of veterinary care.

Approximately 3,200 AAHA-accredited practices pass regular reviews of AAHA's stringent accreditation standards that cover patient care, client service and medical protocols. For more information on AAHA or its healthy pet care information, please visit

The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center was first accredited by the AAHA in 1975, and has been continuously accredited for 35 years. 

Posted: 11/4/10


About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health.   


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Friday, May 4, 2012 - 2:51pm