Calusa Veterinary Center

AAHA Accredited Vet in Boca Raton, FL

Calusa Veterinary Center is proud to have been awarded the Cat Friendly Practice (Gold) designation by the American Association of Feline Practitioners as well as AAHA Accreditation and Fear Free Practice initiative.



As an AAHA-accredited hospital, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of veterinary care. We are evaluated on over 900 standards of veterinary excellence and undergo regular, peer-review evaluations to ensure we are providing the best possible care for our patients. We are proud to be one of only a handful of hospitals in Palm Beach County that meet the rigorous standards required for AAHA accreditation.

Below are some examples of steps we must take to maintain our AAHA accreditation:

Quality Assurance

One of the key requirements for maintaining AAHA accreditation is implementing a quality assurance program. This involves regularly reviewing and evaluating of our hospital's policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure we align with AAHA standards. This can include conducting internal audits, seeking feedback from clients and staff, and making necessary improvements to maintain the highest level of care.

Compliance Checklist

The AAHA Standards of Accreditation is a comprehensive checklist that outlines the requirements for maintaining accreditation. It covers everything from medical records and diagnostic imaging to facility cleanliness and staff training. We regularly review this checklist to ensure our hospital is meeting all the necessary standards.

Continuing Education

As a part of maintaining AAHA accreditation, we must also demonstrate a commitment to ongoing education and professional development. This includes attending conferences, workshops, and seminars, as well as participating in online courses and webinars. By staying up-to-date on the latest advancements and best practices in veterinary medicine, we can continue to provide the highest level of care for out patients.

Cat Friendly Practice (Gold)

Cat Friendly Practice (Gold)

CVC Boca is a certified Cat Friendly Practice. We go above and beyond to provide the highest standard of care for our feline patients and their families. As a Cat Friendly Practice, we offer a calm and relaxing environment for your cat, with unique features such as separate waiting areas and exam rooms for cats, as well as Feliway diffusers to help reduce stress. Our team members are all specially trained in handling and caring for cats, and we offer a wide range of feline-specific services, from preventive care to complex medical and surgical procedures.

Fear Free Practice

Fear Free Practice

At Calusa Veterinary Center we have adopted the "Fear Free" initiative to help make your pet veterinary visits as calm and stress-free as possible. It's important to understand why fear and anxiety are common in pets when visiting the vet. For many animals, the vet's office is associated with unpleasant experiences such as vaccinations, nail trims, and other procedures. This can lead to a negative emotional response, making it difficult for them to relax and cooperate during their visit.

Calm and Welcoming Environment

One of the key components of a Fear Free Practice is creating a calm and welcoming environment for your patients. This can include things like playing soothing music, using pheromone diffusers, and providing comfortable bedding for pets to relax on. Additionally, minimizing loud noises and bright lights can help reduce stress and anxiety in pets.

Procedures and Handling Techniques

Another important aspect of a Fear Free Practice is using gentle procedures and handling techniques. This means using low-stress handling techniques, such as positive reinforcement and distraction, to help pets feel more comfortable during procedures. It also involves using pain management techniques to ensure that pets are not experiencing unnecessary discomfort.

The ultimate goal of a Fear Free Practice is to improve the emotional well-being of pets during their visits to the vet. By creating a calm and welcoming environment and using gentle procedures, pets are more likely to feel comfortable and relaxed during their visit. This can lead to better cooperation and a more positive experience for both the pet and their owner.

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