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!
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