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We know your pet is very important to you: a companion, a friend, a confidante. In a very real sense, your dog or cat is a member of your family. And, like any family member, your pet deserves the finest possible health care. It is not uncommon for veterinarians to say they offer the “best” or “highest quality” care. It is an easy claim to make but a hard one to fulfill. Some even claim to be “Specialists” even though they have no credentials to support the claim and do not offer specialized services.

Accreditation is required for human hospitals but for veterinary hospitals accreditation is voluntary. AAHA, the American Animal Hospital Association is the only entity that provides accreditation for veterinary hospitals in the United States. Attaining and keeping accreditation is a very significant investment in time, money and effort. That is why there are so few accredited veterinary hospitals in Nebraska.

We are the only accredited veterinary clinic in a large area and one of the few in the state. It is one thing to claim you are “the best”. It is another to prove your continuing dedication to excellence by submitting to recurring inspections and proving adherence to over 4,000 comprehensive standards in order to maintain AAHA Accreditation.

Columbus Small Animal Hospital, P.C. – Loving Our Work!
We care enough to be Accredited.

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Studies in dog and human obesity intersect Research done by the GOdogs Project at Cambridge is seeking to find the genetic cause of canine obesity. In one project, the DNA of more than 300 Labrador retrievers was tested, showing that some of the dogs were missing a gene called pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC). [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
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Technological advances have improved our access to information, speed to market, competitive intelligence, and enhanced our successes. On the darker side, technology has blurred the lines between our work lives and our personal lives. This often causes us to be busier, but less productive....Continue Reading Source: Forbes [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
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The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) Foundation announced the winners of its first annual Solutions for the Profession Competition. The competition offers veterinary students an opportunity to share an innovative solution to a problem facing the profession. Over one hundred entries were submitted from around the world. Veterinary student debt and [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
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A new predictive model suggests that data can provide accurate predictions for the prevalence of Lyme disease in dogs. This information can not only help veterinarians get an idea of the risk dogs they treat are subject to, but give an idea of the risk of Lyme disease to the [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
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Not everyone who hears a dog growling assumes they are being threatened. Researchers at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary tested whether people can identify the context of a dog's growl. They used three different natural situations: dogs at play, dogs guarding food, and dogs faced with a stranger. Participants were able [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
Source: AAHA BLOG
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) Board of Directors announced the formation of the Veterinary Nurse Initiative Coalition to pursue legislative amendments to establish the credential of Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN). The RVN credential would substitute for the titles of Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), Licensed Veterinary Technician [...]
Thu, May 18, 2017
Source: AAHA BLOG

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