Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital Again Awarded AAHA Accreditation
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L to R: Krishna Tesar, Dan Howland, Julia Aplin, Heather Konefal, Dr. Joe Thibedeau, Jane Thibedeau, Dr. Louisa Asseo, Lauren Meneghetti, Christina Sands, and Rhonda Cayford. Missing: Liz Platt and Alexandra Hughes.
L to R: Krishna Tesar, Dan Howland, Julia Aplin, Heather Konefal, Dr. Joe Thibedeau, Jane Thibedeau, Dr. Louisa Asseo, Lauren Meneghetti, Christina Sands, and Rhonda Cayford. Missing: Liz Platt and Alexandra Hughes.
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Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital (HVH) has again achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough reevaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital earned AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility, and client service.

The Pleasant Hill veterinary practice, first certified in 1994 and operating since 1976, is led by Joseph A. Thibedeau, DVM, Louisa M. Asseo, DVM, and Hospital Administrator Jane Thibedeau. HVH works with dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles, and rabbits. They are open Monday through Friday, from 8am to 6pm, and on Saturday from 8am to 4pm.

“I would like to congratulate Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital on vigilantly keeping up with advancements in veterinary medicine and adhering to the Association’s high standards,” said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, who is AAHA executive director and CEO. “They are clearly committed to doing their very best, as evidenced by the hard work and effort they put into this voluntary process.” No practice is legally required to become accredited, but Hillcrest insists on continued re-accreditation.

AAHA is the only organization in the United States and Canada accrediting companion animal hospitals based on standards above and beyond state regulations. Accredited animal hospitals must adhere to more than 900 individual standards in 19 areas, including focus on patient care and pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology and continuing education.

“We support our animal patients and their families with the best diagnostic, medical, and surgical methods, providing complete veterinary services for pets,” according to Dr. Thibedeau.

The staff at Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital loves animals and considers them members of the family. Their slogan “The hospital with the family touch,” operates on this principle.

Only the top small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada earn accreditation by AAHA. To maintain accredited status, Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital, located at 2211 Morello Ave. in Pleasant Hill, can be reached at 925-676-1909 or online at http://www.hillcrestvet.com.

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