ACCREDITATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS, AND ASSOCIATIONS
Our doctors and veterinary care team members uphold the highest standards of veterinary care through professional accreditation, certification, membership in veterinary medical associations, and continuing education.
American Animal Hospital Association
We have been accredited since 1947. AAHA accreditation is the highest level of veterinary excellence achieved following ongoing evaluations by the American Animal Hospital Association and reviews of BRVC’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility, and client service. Accredited hospitals choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services. In addition, AAHA standards are continuously reviewed and updated to keep accredited practices on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence. Only 15% of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. have achieved AAHA accreditation.
American Veterinary Medical Association
The AVMA is the nation’s leading advocate for the veterinary profession. It develops position statements, provides educational accreditation and certification, educates the public about the important and varied types of work performed by veterinarians, and provides products and services to help protect the health and welfare of animals. Our doctors attend and participate in annual continuing education opportunities provided by the AVMA to ensure our patients receive the very best of care.
Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association
The ISVMA predicts, monitors and confronts issues that affect the licenses of Illinois veterinarians, provides educational opportunities for veterinary professionals, informs the public about veterinary medicine and responsible pet ownership, and provides suggestions for selecting a vet. Our doctors and veterinary care team members attend and participate in annual continuing education opportunities provided by the ISVMA that include state-of-the-art technologies and the highest standards of care.
American Heartworm Society
True to its mission of leading the veterinary profession and public in understanding heartworm disease, the American Heartworm Society aims to further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease, while informing its membership of new developments. The Society currently invests hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in heartworm research, both directly and through grants to the Morris Animal Foundation.
Every three years, the American Heartworm Symposium draws researchers and veterinarians from all over the world to present, hear and discuss the latest scientific information on heartworm disease. These presentations are also published in a peer-reviewed proceedings, and the information is shared with the wider veterinary community through the communications efforts of the Society.