We have definitely come a long way since our hospital’s 1926 inception, but our roots remain firmly planted in our strong, involved, and close-knit community. In fact, we’ve proudly carried the long tradition of veterinary excellence forward since purchasing and renaming our hospital in 1986. To this day, we remain dedicated to providing a safe, supportive environment for the people and pets of Ocean Township (and beyond).
The human-animal bond that we observe each day reminds us of the privileges of veterinary medicine and heightens our interest in innovation. To that end, we’ve achieved prestigious veterinary hospital credentials that define and distinguish us.
The Sky’s the Limit
Our list of veterinary hospital credentials directly reflects and reinforces our values, and we have our clients and their pets to thank. The display of love and care that we consistently witness drives us to achieve special designations, so that we may better serve our community.
American Animal Hospital Association
Only about 15 percent of North America’s small animal veterinary practices volunteer their time, energy, and resources to become members of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The AAHA sets the “gold standard” for cutting-edge veterinary hospitals in North America and has been a leader in the industry for almost 90 years.
We have to meet over 900 standards in more than a dozen categories of pet care. We train (and train again) to meet the highest levels of patient care, customer service, diagnostics, pharmacy, surgery, pain management, dental care, anesthesiology, emergency services, record keeping, housekeeping, and much more. We are subject to inspections in order to remain members of this association and must stay current on the latest trends.
We Are Super Cat Friendly
The benefits of a cat friendly veterinary hospital are myriad. Through specific training on feline behavior and medicine, we understand the best ways to calm and support cats when they come see us.
Our Cat Friendly Practice employs special handling techniques designed by feline experts that help us deliver positive results. When you bring your cat in to see us, you can be sure that we’ll tend to their unique needs and reduce stress while we’re at it!
What About Fear Free?
Many of our staff members are proud to be Fear Free Professionals. This means we are equipped to de-escalate any fear, stress, or anxiety related to the veterinary hospital setting. We aim to improve every pet’s experience and remain fully dedicated to patient and client service.
Like other affiliations, we have to complete certification programs to achieve this distinction.
Additional Veterinary Hospital Credentials
We are proud members of the CATalyst Council, an organization that raises awareness of feline health needs and celebrates the human-cat connection.
Our veterinary hospital credentials also include an alliance with the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Through this group’s research and resources, feline health standards have greatly improved.
We are also aligned with Partners for Healthy Pets, an initiative that enables pet owners to provide preventative healthcare.
Proud to Serve You!
Our goal is to create the best possible experience for both you and your pet, and we are passionate about what we do!
If you have further questions about our veterinary hospital credentials, please reach out to us at (732) 531‑1212. We are always here for you at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital.