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!

 

The American 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

 

The American 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.

 

 

This page last updated 10/02/2011

   

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