If your pet ran into the street and got hit by a car, or if he got into a fight with another dog at the dog park, do you know where you would take him for emergency care? If you were too far to take him to your regular veterinarian, where would you turn next? And, how would you know to trust the care your pet received? Luckily for pet owners, peace of mind is just a touch away!

The AAHA-Accredited Hospital Locator tool makes it easy for you to find expert veterinary care at accredited hospitals. Thanks to the American Red Cross' new pet first aid mobile phone app, you can now locate an accredited hospital with just the tap of a screen.

Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals to be featured in the new Red Cross app. The app features AAHA-accredited hospitals in its Vet Hospital Locator tool, which helps you find an accredited hospital when searching based on your current location. Searching by your current location helps you find the closest accredited hospital in times of emergency.

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 and provincial regulations. These hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. Veterinary care teams at AAHA-accredited practices are ready and willing to provide the best care to pets and strive to provide you with the best customer care.

The new app also offers tips and resources for troubleshooting emergency situations when en route to the vet. You can also create profiles for your pet to have on hand in case of emergency, complete with medications, notes about medical history, and veterinarian contact information.

The Pet First Aid app by the American Red Cross is available for both iPhone and Android for 99 cents.


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White LightUnited States
2/28/2014 8:06:13 PM #

Anyone who owns a pet should know from day one where the animal hospitals are located around their area just in case of any emergency.  If you have an emergency you don't want to be wasting time punching apps on your phones.

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