The team at Park Centre Animal Hospital wants every visit to be enjoyable for both you and your pet. In fact, we think of our practice as a family practice for pets. This line of thinking can be found throughout our entire hospital, and that’s why we’re proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.
What does accreditation mean? It means our hospital holds itself to a higher standard, and that your pet is receiving care at a hospital that has passed the highest standards of veterinary care. AAHA sends consultants to AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals every three years to evaluate hospitals on their adherence to the AAHA Standards of Accreditation. AAHA consultants evaluate hospitals on approximately 900 different standards of veterinary care.
Here at Park Centre Animal Hospital, we always welcome new clients and patients to our full-service veterinary practice in Alameda. Our veterinarians and staff are devoted to staying on top of the latest diagnostics, treatments, and wellness programs to maintain your pet’s optimal health. Let’s work together to keep your beloved furry friend happy and healthy!
Before your first visit, be sure to go read all about what you can expect during your time here.
We also have some tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association on making your next veterinary visit a great one.
- Accustom your pet to its carrier and to traveling in the car.
- If your veterinarian doesn’t already have your pet’s medical record on file, bring it with you or have your previous veterinary team send or fax the records – or, at a minimum, bring your own notes on your pet’s health and medical history. Don’t send your pet with a person who doesn’t have the information the vet will need to help your pet – or if you have to do this, thoroughly document your pet’s current condition on paper and make sure you’re available by phone to answer questions that may come up.
- Arrive on time or a few minutes early for your appointment.
- Unless your children can sit quietly without distracting you or interfering with your veterinary team’s ability to examine or treat your pet or talk to you about your pet, consider leaving your children with a babysitter while you take your pet to the veterinarian.
- Turn your cell phone off while you are in the exam room.
- Know what medications your pet is receiving (including supplements), as well as how much, how often and how long it is given, and/or bring them with you.
- Share your observations and concerns with your veterinarian – after all, you know your pet better than anyone else does.
- Ask questions. Ask until you understand.
- Ask for handouts, brochures, or even reputable online sources of information about your pet’s condition.
- Follow your veterinarian’s recommendations. They’re given for one very important reason – to keep your pet healthy.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know!