TICONDEROGA Ticonderoga Animal Hospital of Ticonderoga has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospitals facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management. Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. have achieved accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association. In order to maintain accredited status, Ticonderoga Animal Hospital must continue to be evaluated regularly by the associations consultants. Ticonderoga Animal Hospital belongs to a select group of practices that are committed to meeting the highest standards in veterinary medicine, said Thomas A. Carpenter, DVM, AAHA president. AAHA hospitals pass a stringent evaluation of over 900 standards covering patient care, client service and medical protocols. By attaining accreditation, Ticonderoga Animal Hospital is demonstrating its dedication to offering the best care to its patients and clients. The American Animal Hospital Association is an international organization of more than 36,000 veterinary care providers who treat companion animals. Established in 1933, the association is well known among veterinarians for its high standards for hospitals and pet health care. For pet care information or a referral to an AAHA hospital, pet owners can visit the AAHA website at
. Ticonderoga Animal Hospital, located at 11 Shore Airport Road, has been an accredited practice member of the association since 1992 and can be reached at 585-6252.