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Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital earns elite accreditation

— Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital, of Manlius, has earned accreditation following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association that included a review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facilities and client service.

“I would like to congratulate Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Manlius on achieving accreditation through AAHA,” said Michael Cavanaugh, executive director.  “They are clearly committed to doing their very best as evidenced by the hard work and effort they put into this voluntary process.”

Accreditation is a voluntary commitment practices make to their clients and patients, and AAHA is the only organization in the U.S. and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that go above and beyond state regulations. The AAHA Standards of Accreditation, viewed as the standard of veterinary excellence, contain more than 900 individual standards, divided into 18 major sections. These areas of focus include: patient care and pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education.

Only 15 percent of all small animal hospitals in the U.S. have achieved accreditation by the Association. To maintain accredited status, Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Manlius must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital, located at 8275 East Seneca Turnpike in Manlius, can be reached by phone at 682-0881 or online at www.ccvhom.com.

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