About Frederick Veterinary Center
Frederick Veterinary Center is a well-established, full-service small animal Veterinary Hospital which provides comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental care. We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and with the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with other local Veterinary practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. Our facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite accompanied with a closely supervised hospitalization area, in-house x-ray capabilities, in-house ultrasound, and indoor climate controlled boarding kennels.
At Frederick Veterinary Center we strive to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years. Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn’t feeling well, but also to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy!
As an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association, we are dedicated to providing excellence in small animal care. Our hospital is evaluated regularly by AAHA to ensure that we meet or exceed the association’s standards of excellence. AAHA standards are recognized around the world as the benchmark for quality care in veterinary medicine.
The Standard of Veterinary Excellence
Established in 1933 by leaders in the veterinary profession, AAHA is the only companion animal exclusive veterinary association. AAHA is best known for its accreditation of companion animal practices. 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. Only 12-15% of animal hospitals in the country are AAHA accredited.
How does a veterinary clinic that is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association benefit you? Here are a few examples:
• The standards require hospitals to provide diagnostic services (x-ray and laboratory) so that they can quickly and accurately diagnose your pet.
• The standards focus on the quality of care in the areas of: anesthesia, contagious diseases, dentistry, pain management, patient care, surgery and emergency care.
• AAHA Accredited hospitals have an onsite pharmacy (another standards area). This is a benefit in that they can begin treatment immediately on your pet.
• AAHA standards also require that medical records be thorough and complete. This helps the doctors to better understand your pet’s medical history and how past health issues might be impacting their current medical status.