Founded in 1980 by Dr. Kenneth Grossman, Absecon Veterinary Hospital has provided comprehensive animal care to east Atlantic County out of Galloway, NJ, for over three decades. Our staff has always consisted of qualified doctors and nurses to ensure your beloved pet receives the best care possible. In 2007, Absecon Veterinary Hospital moved to a new facility that features modern amenities and high-tech instruments and techniques in order to bring even better care to your animal companion. As an AAHA-accredited clinic, you can rest assured that we will treat your pet with the most effective techniques available. From preventative care to major surgical operations or simple overnight boarding, your pet is in good hands at Absecon Veterinary Hospital. Call today to learn more about our expert staff and how we can provide professional care for your beloved animal companions.
The American Animal Hospital Association is the only accrediting body for companion animal hospitals in the United States and Canada.
"Accreditation is voluntary. The hospitals are inviting AAHA in to evaluate how they practice," says Heather Loenser, DVM, veterinary advisor of professional and public affairs for the American Animal Hospital Association. "Vets don't have to do this. That's why accreditation is a big deal, because you know you're going to a practice where the staff wants to be excellent and wants external feedback from leaders in the field."
When a veterinary practice applies for accreditation, the practice is evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary care, ranging from pain management, infectious disease protocols and anesthesia safety to customer service procedures and how medical records are maintained. Facilities are re-evaluated every three years and must pass e4ach time in order to maintain accreditation. The AAHA estimates that about 12 to 15 percent of veterinary practices throughout the United States and Canada are accredited.
"You can still practice excellent medicine and not be accredited, but I think pet owners will notice a difference in team work, pride and high morale of the staff in an accredited hospital.," Dr Loenser says. "The veterinary teams who want to go through accreditation tend to hold themselves to a higher standard - they're often the Type A of the Type A kind of people."
For more information, visit www.aaha.org.
195 South New Road
Absecon, NJ 08201
Main Office: (609) 646-7013