Somers Veterinary Hospital has received reaccreditation following a rigorous review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client services. Only 12-15% of all veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved this honor. To maintain accredited status, Somers Veterinary Hospital must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.
The hospital was initially accredited in 2015. Re-evaluation to maintain this status is every 2-3 years with the next scheduled reaccreditation in 2020.
Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited.
Accredited hospitals are evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations ranging from patient care, disease, pain management, staff training, hospital management and cleanliness to advanced diagnostic services. These hospitals are recognized among the best in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. The standards are continuously reviewed and updated to keep accredited practices on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence.
Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited hospitals because they value their pet’s health and trust the consistent, expert care provided by the entire professional health care team. All AAHA team members are required to maintain higher levels of educational standards and follow strict protocols regarding pet health care and relaying its importance to the pet owner.
Somers Veterinary Hospital, located at 63 South Road in Somers, opened its doors on April 5, 2003 and offers compassionate, full-service veterinary care to a variety of companion animals, including exotics.
Dr. Nancy Karol Hensen, owner of Somers Veterinary Hospital, is a 1986 graduate of the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in many different settings, from daytime companion and exotic hospitals to emergency care clinics.
For more information, call the hospital at 860-763-1000 or see www.somersveterinaryhospital.com.