About Raintree Animal Health Center
If you live in Lee’s Summit or the surrounding area in MO, then you have picked the perfect page to find a veterinarian. Dr. Keith Placke is a licensed veterinarian, treating dogs, cats, pocket pets and exotics. Your pet’s health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care. Raintree Animal Health Center is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. We are always more than happy to answer any questions you may have on how to care for your pet.
Our focus is on quality preventative care, as well as proactive care for pre-existing conditions. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her veterinarian. Our primary goal is to cater to the needs of you and your pet and make sure you have a wonderful visit and return to us for all future pet care.
Raintree Animal Health Center is AAHA Acredited
Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.
In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.
Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).
We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.
Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.