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Women’s Humane Society Animal Hospital Achieves Veterinary Excellence – Announces Open House on February 23, 2017

[Bensalem, PA] —The Women’s Humane Society Animal Hospital has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The Women’s Humane Society Animal Hospital earned AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client services.

Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited. Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals that choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine.

Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited hospitals because they value their pet’s health and trust the consistent, expert care provided by the entire health care team. At AAHA-accredited practices, pet owners can expect to receive the highest quality care from well-trained, professional veterinary teams.

Only the top small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation by the Association. The Women’s Humane Society is now among just 12% of veterinary hospitals and one in nineteen humane societies/SPCA’s across the U.S. and Canada to hold this accreditation. To maintain accredited status, the Women’s Humane Society Animal Hospital must continue to be evaluated regularly.

Founded in 1869 as the First Animal Shelter and Adoptions Program in America, the Women’s Humane Society also offers a variety of additional services to the Greater Philadelphia region which include providing dog training classes and workshops to the public, improving the lives of animals through physical rehabilitation, advocating for cruelty prevention and humane legislation, and providing humane education programs to community groups of all ages.

As part of its mission, the Women’s Humane Society Animal Hospital provides low-cost veterinary care to families in need, making pet ownership affordable and thus keeping more animals in their homes and out of shelters. The Women’s Humane Society’s AAHA-accreditation further guarantees that pet owners need not sacrifice quality veterinary care for lack of funds. Hospital services include annual wellness exams, vaccinations, sick exams, diagnosis and treatment, spaying/neutering, x-rays, bloodwork, dental procedures and more. All proceeds raised through veterinary service fees support the care, shelter and rehoming of the stray, abandoned and abused animals that come into the Women’s Humane Society’s care.

To celebrate its AAHA accreditation, the Women’s Humane Society is hosting an Open House for the community on the evening of Thursday, February 23. The public is invited to drop in any time between 5:30-7:30pm to meet the veterinary staff and tour the hospital and adoption center. The event will include refreshments, children’s activities, and educational demonstrations.

The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is encouraged. Those who register in advance online at AAHA Registration will receive a complimentary goodie bag.

The Women’s Humane Society Animal Hospital, located at 3839 Richlieu Road in Bensalem, can be reached at 215-750-5252.

For more information about the American Animal Hospital Association, please visit