Our practice is accredited with the American
Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). This means we are in accordance
with the highest standards available for small animal veterinary practice.
There are only approximately 3,000
AAHA-accredited practices that voluntarily meet or exceed the association's
standards for patient care, equipment, and quality procedures. As part
of our accreditation, we are regularly evaluated by an AAHA consultant to
assure continuing compliance with more than 900 AAHA standards that cover
virtually every area of practice. There are 8 veterinary practices in
the Nashville area that have met these standards.
|The American Veterinary
Medical Association was established in 1863 and represents over 72,000
veterinarians working in private, governmental, and industrial practice.
The AVMA provides to its members a wide range of continuing education
opportunities, brochures and publications, and information resources, as
well as acting as the collective voice of the profession in matters dealing
with legislation affecting animal health and veterinary issues.
||The Tennessee Veterinary
Medical Association was formed in 1909
and provides to Tennessee veterinarians a statewide resource for continuing
education, legislative issues, employment opportunities and is justifiably
proud of its Human-Animal Bond Foundation and the
The TVMA boasts over 840 member veterinarians across the state.
||The Nashville area has its
own local veterinary association. The Nashville
Veterinary Medical Association sponsors
continuing education topics, co-sponsors the yearly Metro Rabies Clinics
with the Metro Health Department, offers a scholarship to a deserving
student in the Columbia State Veterinary Technician program, works closely
with and advises the Nashville Humane Association on their Rover program,
and even donated a golf cart to the Nashville Zoo!
Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) promotes and recognizes the highest
standards in the art and science of contemporary veterinary clinical
practice. The Diplomates of ABVP have a common desire and willingness to
deliver superior, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary veterinary service to
the public. They are veterinarians who have demonstrated expertise in the
broad range of clinical subjects relevant to their practice and display the
ability to communicate medical observations and data in an organized and
appropriate manner. Dr. Walter Clark has been ABVP certified since 1990
Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) supports professional growth
and fellowship by providing outstanding continuing education, research and
outreach programs intended to improve the health and well-being of cats.
||In a rapidly changing world
where information and technology can change on a daily basis, staying up to
date in veterinary medicine is more than reading text books. The
Veterinary Information Network is the world's first and largest veterinary on-line community.
It provides a forum for rapid exchange of information, online experts in
every field of veterinary medicine, a comprehensive library of articles and
publications, photos, and much more. With over 14,000 veterinarians as
members, no question goes unanswered.
While VIN is available only to veterinary
professionals, the public is invited to visit
for reliable information about health matters for your pets.
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