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Accreditations & Memberships

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

San Clemente Veterinary Hospital is proud to be an AAHA accredited facility. This is a non-profit organization established in 1933 and is the only accrediting body for small animal hospitals in the US and Canada. The association develops benchmarks of excellence, business practice standards, publications and educational standards.

To become AAHA-accredited, practices undergo a rigorous evaluation process to ensure they meet the AAHA standards of Accreditation, which include the areas of: Patient care, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pain management, pharmacy, safety, surgery, client service, anaesthesia, contagious disease, continuing education, dentistry, examination facilities, medical records, leadership, and emergency/urgent care. Accreditation is voluntary.

San Clemente Veterinary Hospital is currently the only AAHA accredited hospital in San Clemente.

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

This non-profit body provides information resources, continuing education opportunities, professional products, programs, and services to veterinarians across the country.. It also serves as the accreditation board to veterinary colleges and maintains educational standards in the US.

California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)

This body serves the veterinary profession and the public by providing education opportunities to veterinarians and para-professional staff members; as animal advocates; as leaders in the California veterinary community.

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS)

The objective of the society is to raise the level of patient care for seriously ill or injured animals through quality education and communication programs. Their mission is to provide a forum for collaboration of all individuals interested and involved with veterinary emergency and critical care medicine and surgery. They exist to promote the advancement of knowledge and high standards of practice in veterinary emergency medicine and critical patient care. Dr. Agostini has been a member of this society since 1986.

Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS)

The objectives of VOS are to provide for the association of persons interested in the specialty of veterinary orthopedic surgery, to further scientific investigation in order to upgrade the specialty of orthopedics in order to provide better patient care.

Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA)

This organization provides information and educational services to veterinary professionals, and provides numerous services to the general public in order to promote the human-animal bond, and enhance the medical care of pets in general.