Excellence in Cincinnati Veterinary Care
The professional staff at Grady Veterinary Hospital in Cincinnati are caring experts who work with you toward the best health for your companion animal. Many of our staff members have been with us over 20 years, enjoying the competence and high standard of veterinary care that comes with such dedication.
The veterinarians at Grady Veterinary Hospital are members of:
- Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
- Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA)
- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
We are proud to have voluntarily achieved the high standards of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), focusing on our facilities, equipment, practice methods, and hospital management.
The purpose of the AAHA is threefold:
- Enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals
- Enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence
- Meet the public's needs as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine.
AAHA Standards for Animal Hospitals
Medical Records Services — A legible, individual record must be maintained for every patient. It must indicate the problem, history, examination findings, and plan for care, including complete and accurate documentation of everything related to the doctor-patient-client relationship from beginning until completion.
Examination Facilities — Examination facilities must be provided and properly equipped.
Pharmacy — Facilities must be provided for storage, safekeeping, and preparation and use of drugs in accordance with federal, state, and provincial laws; complete detailed record keeping for all controlled substance use is mandatory.
Pathology — Pathology services must be provided in-hospital or through outside sources.
Diagnostic Imaging — The hospital must have the capacity to generate quality radiographic images on the premises.
Anesthesiology — Anesthetic services must include proper equipment and procedures for quality patient care and employee safety.
Surgery — Aseptic procedures, proper attire, and a separate room for aseptic surgery must be provided.
Dentistry — Prophylactic dental services (scaling and polishing) must be provided.
Emergency Services — Emergency services must be provided and must be readily available at all times.
Nursing Care — Nursing care must be provided by properly trained staff, and all patients must be positively and properly identified during their hospital stay. Convalescent and exercise areas must be adequate.
Housekeeping and Maintenance — There must be a written program for establishing and maintaining a safe, sanitary, functional, and pleasant environment for clients, patients, and employees.
Continuing Education — A medical library consisting of basic textbooks and current periodicals must be provided.
“Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”
— George Eliot