Peggy Adams Rescue League gains prestigious accreditation

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Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has become the first animal shelter in South Florida and one of only 25 shelters throughout the country to gain accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association.

Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited. Accredited hospitals are evaluated on roughly 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. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. 

“As a veterinarian, I believe it’s critical to follow best practices for medicine for the thousands of animals we see each year,” said Dr. Beth Keser, director of medical services for the rescue league. “We are proud of this achievement and to be able to say we are the first shelter in South Florida to earn this accreditation.”

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