South Side Tails Blog


April 16th, 2014

50 Years of Excellence in Veterinary Medicine!

South Side Animal Hospital is proud to announce that we have been awarded the 50 year award of excellence from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). This award is to recognize our 50 years of continuous voluntary accreditation with AAHA and we are the first clinic in Edmonton to reach this prestigious milestone!

We have chosen to follow AAHA's practice standards to ensure we provide the highest standards of care available to all of our patients. Please feel free to read the announcement we received from AAHA and share in this special occasion with us – without all of our compassionate and dedicated owners we would not have the opportunity to practice such a high level of veterinary medicine!

March 23, 2014

Kate Spencer
Communications Manager
American Animal Hospital Association

South Side Animal Hospital (1994) Ltd celebrates 50 years of accreditation

DENVER—South Side Animal Hospital is earning recognition for practicing the gold standard of veterinary medicine for 50 consecutive years.

Since 1964, South Side Animal Hospital has voluntarily submitted itself to the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) Standards of Accreditation. Achieving accreditation by AAHA is an important milestone to delivering quality pet care.

"I would like to congratulate South Side Animal Hospital on their 50th anniversary of being accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association", said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP AAHA executive director and chief executive officer. "Choosing to be AAHA accredited and maintaining that for a quarter century demonstrates true commitment to veterinary excellence by the entire practice team. Pets and their people receiving care from an AAHA-accredited hospital can rest assured they are receiving the highest quality veterinary care from a practice team dedicated to delivering their very best each and every day."

AAHA is the only organization in the United States and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that go above and beyond state and provincial regulations. Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals that choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state and provincial regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services. 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.

Only the top small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation by the Association. To maintain accredited status, South Side Animal Hospital must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

South Side Animal Hospital, located at 6003 104th Street, Edmonton, AB, has been accredited with the Association since 1964 and can be reached at (780)434-6462.

For more information about accreditation, visit aaha.org or connect on Facebook and “like” the American Animal Hospital Association