When you bring your dog or cat to North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Health Centers — consisting of the Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, Don and Karen LaRocca Pet Wellness Center, and the Elizabeth Freed Special Recovery Center — you can be assured that they are in the best hands possible. That’s because we are proud to be accredited through the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Fewer than 15% of animal hospitals in the U.S. hold this distinction.
“Being accredited by the AAHA validates our commitment to providing the highest level of medical care for all of our patients,” noted Dr. Mark Verdino, Animal League America Senior Vice President & Chief of Veterinary Staff. In fact, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices and hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. To become accredited, companion animal hospitals undergo regular comprehensive evaluations by AAHA veterinary experts who evaluate the practice on approximately 900 standards of veterinary care. These standards encompass all aspects of veterinary medicine — from pain management and patient care to team training and medical recordkeeping — and are continuously updated to keep accredited practices at the forefront of the profession.