We Love Veterinary Medicine
We Monitor Every Detail
We Have The Best Clients
A Highly Trained Staff
Every Patient Is Unique
Every Life Is Important
Proud Member of the AAFP
Welcome to Old York Veterinary Hospital!
Compassion is defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as a "sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a strong desire to alleviate it." This noun defines us at Old York Veterinary Hospital. It is the fuel that drives us. It is why we work so diligently to provide the most attentive, knowledgeable medical and surgical care possible. Our shared compassion allows us to truly dedicate our collective talents in a constant effort to help your pets.
From the moment you enter Old York Veterinary Hospital, you will witness that we combine our advanced skills with individualized patient and client care. We understand how important your pet is to you. We feel that way about our pets too.
We thank each and every client for the privilege of allowing us to care for the pets they so love.
Old York Veterinary Hospital Gains AAHA Accreditation!
AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care
Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.
In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.
Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).
We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.
Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit www.aaha.org/petowner.