Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Achieves High Level of Veterinary Excellence and becomes the 1st Animal Shelter Hospital in South Florida to be AAHA Accredited

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue is pleased to announce that following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), it has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence.  Peggy Adams earned the AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of the non-profit animal hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client services.

Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited.  Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is the first animal shelter in South Florida, just the second in the entire state of Florida and one of only twenty-five shelters across the United States to be AAHA 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.

“As a veterinarian, I believe it’s critical to follow best practices for medicine for the thousands of animals we see each year.  Here at Peggy Adams we adhere to the recommendations of the Association of Shelter Vets Best Practices regarding shelter medicine,” says Dr. Beth Keser, Director of Medical Services. “But Peggy Adams is more than a shelter. We are the largest provider of some of the most needed animal services such as spay/neuter and affordable vaccines to the Palm Beach County community.  It’s important that our local community knows that we also follow guidelines set in place by the American Animal Hospital Association.  We are proud of this achievement and to be able to say we are the first shelter in South Florida to earn this accreditation.”

Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited hospitals because they value their pets’ 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, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA. For more information, please visit

About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

The Mission of the Peggy Adams and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator and is the first animal shelter in South Florida to become AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited.

For more information, please visit or call 561.686.3663. 

The League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925.


Media Contact: Cara MacVane 561.685.2342 / Email

Peggy Adams Contact: Lauren Ellis 561.472.8845 / Email / Pictures available upon request



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