Practice of the Year Finalist



September 13, 2018

Princeton Animal Hospital & Carnegie Cat Clinic receives finalist award from international veterinary organization

PRINCETON, New Jersey — Princeton Animal Hospital & Carnegie Cat Clinic has been named finalist for the 2018 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year Award by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), an international veterinary organization that sets the standard for excellence in veterinary medicine.

 Princeton Animal Hospital & Carnegie Cat Clinic of Princeton, New Jersey, received the finalist award at Connexity by AAHA, the organization’s annual conference, on September 13.

 The AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year Award is designed to recognize the outstanding achievements of accredited veterinary practice teams and celebrate ongoing advancements in veterinary medicine. Accredited veterinary hospitals are known for their excellence, and this award is highly competitive.

 Because AAHA-accredited hospitals are evaluated on approximately 900 standards, each veterinary health care team must push itself to pursue innovative and ground-breaking practices within their clinics. The AAHA Awards Committee evaluates each team on its most recent accreditation score, mission and vision, practice team composition, continuing education and training, community service, and more.

 “While we can only choose one AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year, we are also extremely proud of our finalists,” said AAHA Chief Executive Officer Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP (Emeritus). “As an exemplary AAHA-accredited team, the staff at Princeton Animal Hospital & Carnegie Cat Clinic consistently achieve excellence in patient and client care and have worked hard to create a healthy workplace culture for their team.”

 Accreditation is a voluntary commitment practices make to their clients and patients, and only 12-15 percent of animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada choose to undergo AAHA’s rigorous evaluation and pass to become AAHA accredited. Nearly 60 percent of the pet-owning public believes their veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not.

 AAHA is the only organization in the U.S. and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that go above and beyond state and provincial regulations. AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals hold themselves to a high standard of care and consistently strive for excellence.


The American Animal Hospital Association is the only organization that accredits companion animal practices throughout the United States and Canada according to high standards of veterinary care. 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.



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