Awards and Honors

Wignall Animal Hospital Achieves High Level of Veterinary Excellence

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Wignall Animal Hospital Achieves High Level of Veterinary Excellence

 

Dracut, MA—Wignall Animal Hospital has once again achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough and rigorous evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). AAHA accreditation requires a review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service.

Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited.

Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals that choose to be evaluated on approximately 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. AAHA standards are continuously reviewed and updated to keep accredited practices on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence.

Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited hospitals because they value their pet’s health and trust the consistent, expert care provided by the entire health care team. At AAHA-accredited practices, pet owners can expect to receive the highest quality care from well-trained, professional veterinary teams.

Only the top small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation by the Association. To maintain accredited status, Wignall Animal Hospital must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

Wignall Animal Hospital has been serving the Merrimack Valley for over 38 years, has been voted #1 Veterinarian since 2002 and provides extensive veterinary services to its patients and clients. Services for dogs, cats, reptiles, birds and exotic small mammals include wellness, senior and geriatric pet care, general and orthopedic surgery, emergency care, digital radiography, ultrasonography, dentistry and laser therapy. Other services offered are boarding for all species, dog daycare, pet grooming and dog training.

Wignall Animal Hospital, located at 1837 Bridge Street, Dracut, MA can be reached at 978-454-8272, Facebook.com, info@wignall.com and www.wignall.com.

For more information about accreditation, visit aaha.org/petowner, or connect on Facebook and “like” the American Animal Hospital Association.

WIGNALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL Receives 2013 Best of Dracut Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

For the sixth consecutive year, WIGNALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL has been selected for the 2013 Best of Dracut Award in the VETERINARIANS category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

This is the first year that a business has qualified as a Six-Time Award Winner. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

2013 Accomplishments

We are proud to announce the following McGrath Veterinary Network accomplishments:

  • Weston Veterinary Clinic has been voted Wicked Local’s “Readers Choice” 2013 Best Veterinarian!
  • Natick Animal Clinic has been awarded the “Talk of the Town” Customer Service Award, for the 3rd year in a row and has also been voted Wicked Local’s “Readers Choice” 2013 Best Veterinarian!
  • Wignall Animal Hospital has been registered as an American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) clinic!
  • Main Street Animal Hospital has been voted “Best of the Best” for the seventh year in a row, in the Greater Salem Regions Best Businesses for 2013, as well as won the sixth time award winner of the USCA 2013 “Best of Local Business” Award Program.

Cat Friendly Practices Are the Cat’s Meow

Cat Friendly Practices Are the Cat’s Meow
The AAFP Welcomes Wignall Animal Hospital to the Cat Friendly Practice Program

DRACUT, MA—Cats are purring their way into the hearts and homes of the American public. The cat is king, with more than 86 million cats loved as pets, compared to 78 million dogs. With the number of people choosing cats steadily increasing, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, (AAFP) has initiated a program to improve the health care and overall well-being of the growing feline population. A Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) is committed to learning ways to make the visit more pleasant for your cats and to help you learn ways that you can contribute also. A Cat Friendly Practice has adapted an environment that is less stressful to cats and meets the cat’s unique needs. The staff at the practice is aware of ways they can interact and handle your cat so that examinations and procedures will be less stressful. A Cat Friendly Practice also values your contribution to your cat’s healthcare plan and will make every effort to help you understand your cats’ needs and help you learn what you can do at home to ensure that they get the care they need. Wignall Animal Hospital is proud to announce that it is recognized by the AAFP as a Cat Friendly Practice.

Why Cat Friendly?

“There is a tremendous recognition that while cats are the largest percentage of companion animals in homes, their wellness visits and other types of veterinary care are much lower than for dogs,” said Dr. Elizabeth J. Colleran, AAFP Past-president. The association pioneered the Cat Friendly Practice program to provide a framework for creating a positive practice environment for cats, including medical care that supports the cat’s unique needs, and knowledgeable staff members who understand feline friendly handling. The Cat Friendly Practice program was created to improve treatment, handling and overall healthcare of cats. Its purpose is to equip veterinary practices with the tools, resources and information to elevate the standard of care for cats.

Wignall Animal Hospital

“We are committed to providing quality care to our patients. When we heard about AAFP’s Cat Friendly Practice Program, we knew it was time to take a fresh look at the practice to determine what could be done to make the veterinary visit more positive for cats and cat owners,” said Patricia Mancini, Wignall Practice Manager. “We evaluated every aspect of the practice and its environment from the perspective of the cat. We can proudly say that from the minute they walk through the door, our patients and clients will be part of a welcoming, comfortable experience that will ultimately lead to the improved health of our feline patients.”

For more information about Wignall Animal Hospital’s Feline Friendly Practice program, including our Cats-Only Hours, visit us at www.wignall.comor call us today! Ask for one of our Feline Advocates: Jenn, Melissa, Ann, Bonnie B. or Bonnie M. Any of them would be very happy to speak with you about how you can make it easier for you and your cat to have more comfortable visits to the vet!

Getting your Cat to the Vet Cat Friendly Practice Information

Wignall Animal Hospital Receives 2012 Best of Dracut Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, October 21, 2012 — For the fifth consecutive year, WIGNALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL has been selected for the 2012 Best of Dracut Award in the VETERINARIANS category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

This is the first year that a business has qualified as a Five-Time Award Winner. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.