Founded Dr. Kenneth Grossman, Absecon Veterinary Hospital has provided comprehensive animal care to Atlantic County and surrounding towns since 1980.
Our team of over 20 Doctors and 60 Support Staff is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year-round, with good nutrition and exercise. Absecon Veterinary Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every wellness visit, procedure, or surgery.
If your pet needs emergency veterinary care, you can count on us! Absecon Veterinary Hospital is available for walk-ins so your pet can get the expert care that’s needed, immediately.
To give pets access to today’s most advanced veterinary care, we make continued investments in top people and leading technology!
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 each 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.”