Animal ER Care was recently certified as a Level II veterinary emergency and critical care facility by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.
The purpose of this certification is to recognize those hospitals that meet and exceed the minimum standards and guidelines published by VECCS. VECCS does this in the hopes of raising the standard of care while also increasing public and professional awareness in the area of veterinary emergency and critical patient care.
This certification program identifies three levels (I through III) based on facility operating hours, equipment and personnel. VECCS has identified a Level II facility as such:
“The Level II emergency and critical care facility is a 24-hour acute care facility with the medical staff, personnel and training necessary to provide emergent and critical patient care. This facility is open to receive small animal emergency patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.”
The AERC team is dedicated to meeting and surpassing the standards set by VECCS. This is a great accomplishment for our practice and are very proud of this certification. We could not have done this without our exceptional staff and are grateful for everything they do, each day.
AERC is now a part of an elite community of emergency care facilities. We will continue to strive for excellence and continue to uphold our very high standards of care, treating every case with kindness, compassion, and integrity.
For more information regarding the certification requirements for a Level II facility, please refer to the VECCS website at www.veccs.org under the Facility Certification tab.
(The VECCS is an international, professional society of veterinarians, veterinary technicians and managers dedicated to promoting the advancement of knowledge and high standards of practice in veterinary emergency medicine and critical patient care)