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AAHA honors New Jersey, California hospitals

Saint Francis Veterinary Center and Pet Specialists of Monterey are 2019 practices of the year.

AAHA honors New Jersey, California hospitals

The third time was the charm for Saint Francis Veterinary Center, which has been named one of two practices of the year by the American Animal Hospital Association.

The southern New Jersey hospital received the 2019 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year award during the organization’s Connexity conference in Indianapolis. Saint Francis was a runner-up for the award in 2012 and a finalist for AAHA-Accredited Referral Practice of the Year two years later.

The 2019 referral practice award went to Pet Specialists of Monterey, a Northern California hospital.

“These practices all embrace the true spirit of AAHA accreditation,” said AAHA’s CEO, Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP (Emeritus). “Their dedication to providing quality care for their animal patients while simultaneously working to build a strong culture of excellence within their team is inspiring.”

Saint Francis Veterinary Center, open 24 hours a day, is a certified Level II emergency and critical care hospital, a designation awarded by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

Pet Specialists of Monterey, a 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital, earned AAHA accreditation in 2012.

The three finalists for AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year were:

  • Canobie Lake Veterinary Hospital of Windham, New Hampshire.
  • Ralston Veterinary Clinic of Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Veterinary Center of Parker of Parker, Colorado.

The organization has accredited more than 4,500 hospitals in the United States and Canada.