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By VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
Published: November 11, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 11, 2013

CONTACTS:
Kate Spencer
Communications Manager
AAHA
720-963-4479
Kate.Spencer@aahanet.org

David Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
Medical Director
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
310-473-2951
David.Bruyette@vcahospitals.com

LAKEWOOD, CO—VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). After a rigorous review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital earned AAHA accreditation for both traditional and referral specialty services, including Behavior, Emergency and Critical Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, Internal Medicine (small animal), Ophthalmology, Radiology, and Surgery.

Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited.

Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals that choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. AAHA 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 health care team. At AAHA-accredited practices, pet owners can expect to receive the highest quality care from well-trained, professional veterinary teams.

Only the top small animal veterinary practices in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation by the Association, and to maintain accredited status, they must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

About VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
Established in 1984, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital is one of the largest veterinary hospitals in the country in addition to being the first specialty and referral hospital in Los Angeles. Serving Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Orange and Ventura counties and the surrounding communities, the facility provides 24/7/365 emergency and critical care services and offers a full complement of specialty services in virtually all areas of veterinary medical specialties. Recently relocated to a 42,000 sq. ft. facility, the hospital is equipped with the most advanced technology to ensure optimal care for its patients. The hospital is actively engaged in veterinary medical research through participation in clinical trials and in education and outreach within the veterinary community through its intern and continuing education programs.

VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, located at 1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025, can be reached at 310-473-2951, www.VCAWLASpecialty.com.

For more information about AAHA accreditation, visit www.healthypet.com.

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