IDEXX Laboratories Congratulates AAHA “Practice of the Year” Award Winners
Prescott Animal Hospital and MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets Receive Top Honors
WESTBROOK, Maine, April 01, 2014—IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX) congratulates Prescott Animal Hospital of Prescott, Ariz., and MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets of Worthington, Ohio, for earning the “Accredited Practice of the Year” award from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). AAHA announced the award winners during its yearly conference, March 20–23 in Nashville, Tenn. The award recognizes the outstanding achievements of AAHA-accredited animal hospitals. And this year, both recipients are IDEXX customers.
In its fifth annual Accredited Practice of the Year competition, AAHA evaluated candidates based on six criteria: their most recent accreditation score, mission and vision, practice design, practice team composition, continuing education and training and community service. Prescott Animal Hospital won first place for the general practice category, and MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets took first place in the referral practice category.
AAHA also named second, third and finalist award winners in each category:
- Second place, general practice: New Frontier Animal Medical Center of Sierra Vista, Ariz.
- Third place, general practice: Kew Beach Veterinary Hospital of Toronto, Ontario
- Finalist, general practice: Jefferson Animal Hospital & Emergency Center of Louisville, Ky.
- Finalist, referral practice: Saint Francis Veterinary Center of Woolwich Township, N.J.
“One of the most powerful relationships in the human experience is that bond between pet and owner,” said Jonathan Ayers, President and Chief Executive Officer, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. “These award-winning practices understand that, and they deserve recognition for their demonstrated ability to nurture this bond by delivering exceptional care for companion animals. We’re honored to call them customers and colleagues.”
IDEXX and AAHA are committed to helping strengthen the bonds between veterinary hospitals and pet owners. Both organizations believe that a deep clinical and personal understanding of each pet as well as open lines of communication with pet owners result in higher quality care and healthier pets. Since 2012, AAHA and IDEXX have offered AAHA member hospitals personalized communication tools for driving traffic and building loyalty with clients.
AAHA is the only organization in the U.S. and Canada that accredits veterinary hospitals based on standards that go above and beyond state regulations. AAHA Standards of Accreditation includes more than 900 individual standards to which companion animal hospitals voluntarily adhere.
About IDEXX Laboratories
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing livestock and poultry diagnostic tests and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 5,500 people and offers products to customers in more than 175 countries.
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