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Clinic receives accreditation
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Foothills Veterinary Clinic of Dawsonville has again 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 management.


Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. have achieved accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association.


“Foothills Veterinary Clinic belongs to a select group of practices that are committed to meeting the standard of veterinary excellence,” said Gregg Takashima, DVM, AAHA president. “AAHA hospitals pass a stringent evaluation of over 900 standards covering patient care, client service and medical protocols. By attaining accreditation, Foothills Veterinary Clinic is demonstrating its dedication to offering the best care to its patients and clients,” he added.


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.


About 3,200 AAHA-accredited practices pass regular reviews of AAHA’s stringent accreditation standards that cover patient care, client service and medical protocols. For pet care information or referral to an AAHA-accredited practice, visit


Foothills Veterinary Clinic, at 375 Auraria Road, has been an accredited practice member of the association since 2001 and can be found online at