AAHA dogFranklin County Animal Hospital has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

We earned AAHA reaccreditation after a rigorous review of our hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility, and client service.

dr elizabeth knick dvm dog cat 200pxFranklin County Animal Hospital is pleased to announce the upcoming arrival of our newest associate, Dr. Elizabeth Knick.

Dr. Knick grew up in Rocky Mount, Virginia, and she is very excited to be able to serve clients and pets in her hometown.

She earned her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech and her DVM degree from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

To learn more about Dr. Knick, click here to read her full bio here.

We are looking forward to having Dr. Knick join our team, and we can't wait for you to meet her!

AAHA logoDid you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60%of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.

In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.

FCAH is getting a faceliftWe are excited to share that we have udpated our hospital to better serve you and your pets! The exciting new features include:

  • Two additional exam rooms to help reduce wait times and allow our veterinarians and staff to see more patients
  • A revamped and more comfortable waiting area with a handicap-accessible bathroom
  • An upgraded surgical suite and treatment area with state-of-the-art equipment to accommodate the advanced orthopedic and dental procedures our veterinarians perform 

Franklin County Animal Hospital has been serving the community for over 60 years. We look forward to being able to see more patients and provide more care to our loyal clients with these recent upgrades.