Hospital Accreditations

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)–Accredited

AAHA Logo[Dracut,MA]—Wignall Animal Hospital of Dracut has received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care engagement.

Only 15 percent of all small-animal veterinary practices in the U.S. have achieved accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association. In order to maintain accredited status, Wignall Animal Hospital must continue to be evaluated regularly by the association’s consultants.

“Wignall Animal Hospital belongs to a select group of practices that are committed to meeting the highest standards in veterinary medicine,” says Anna Worth, V.M.D., AAHA president. “AAHA hospitals pass a stringent evaluation of over 900 standards covering patient care, client service and medical protocols. By attaining accreditation, Wignall Animal Hospital is demonstrating its dedication to offering the best care to its patients and clients.”

Established in 1933, the American Animal Hospital Association is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices throughout the U.S. and Canada for dedication to high standards of veterinary care. Approximately 3,000 AAHA-accredited practices pass regular reviews of AAHA’s stringent accreditation standards that cover patient care, client service and medical protocols.


AAFP: Certified Cat-Friendly Practice

Certified Cat-Friendly PracticeWe have taken specific extra steps to assure that we understand cats’ unique needs. We have implemented feline-friendly standards and have made changes to decrease stress and provide a more calming environment, such as feline-only waiting areas and exam rooms. Veterinary staff have also been trained in feline-friendly handling and understanding cat behavior in order to increase the quality of care for your cat. Click here to learn more about Cat-Friendly Practices.