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4 Paws Animal Hospital

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16625 Dove Canyon Road Ste 106
San Diego, CA 92127
Phone: 858-487-7297

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8 am5:30 pm
Tuesday8 am5:30 pm
Wednesday8 am5:30 pm
Thursday8 am5:30 pm
Friday8 am5:30 pm
Saturday8:30 am3 pm
SundayClosedClosed
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AAHA Accredited

 What Are AAHA Standards?

Since 1933, AAHA’s leaders and other veterinary experts have developed specific written standards for companion animal practices. These standards have undergone numerous changes, but none so significant as the 2005 enhancements. The enhanced standards were developed in order to raise the bar of veterinary excellence. AAHA wanted to ensure they reflect the developments made over the past 10 years in veterinary medicine in addition to AAHA’s team philosophy. AAHA recognizes that practice team members make significant contributions to the delivery of quality care and the overall success of every veterinary practice.

 

The enhanced standards of accreditation cover the following areas:

  • Anesthesia: Methods for assessing anesthetic needs in patients and appropriateness of equipment
  • Client Service: Communicates well with clients during all aspects of their visit
  • Contagious Disease: Protocols, processes and facilities to handle contagious diseases and avoid outbreaks
  • Continuing Education: Continuing education tools and opportunities for staff members
  • Dentistry: Safe dental procedures that protect both the patient and staff members
  • Diagnostic Imaging: Safe dental procedures that protect both the patient and staff members
  • Emergency: Equipment handling and process for emergencies
  • Examination Room: Properly equipped for thorough examinations
  • Housekeeping: Cleanliness
  • Human Resources: Handling of personnel matters
  • Laboratory: Laboratory services for the prompt diagnosis of patients
  • Leadership: Leadership’s commitment to creating a positive work environment and providing high-quality care
  • Medical Records: Continuity of care through medical record details
  • Pain Management: Pain assessment, management and training
  • Patient Care: Humane and advantageous care to patients during all aspects of their visit
  • Pharmacy: Proper handling, storing and dispensing of medications
  • Safety: Safety of environment for patients, clients and team
  • Surgery: Patient safety in an aseptic environment with appropriate pre- and post-operative considerations

New patients receive $10 OFF first visit.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

I am so grateful for Dr. Barnes and his staff. He has cared for our family dogs for many years. He is so thorough and explains everything. I value his experience.

Karen L.
San Diego, CA

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8 am5:30 pm
Tuesday8 am5:30 pm
Wednesday8 am5:30 pm
Thursday8 am5:30 pm
Friday8 am5:30 pm
Saturday8:30 am3 pm
SundayClosedClosed
Day Open Closed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 8:30 am Closed
5:30 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm 3 pm Closed

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  • 16625 Dove Canyon Road Ste 106 San Diego, CA 92127
  • 858-487-7297
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