I Will Now Resume My Regular Richarding Schedule

So today was Our Big Day, the once-every-three-year-big-long-exhausting-nerve-wracking AAHA Inspection to keep our veterinary AAHA-Accreditation. I’m happy to announce that we passed with flying colors, so I can now return to my normal Richarding routines. I am unbelievably grateful that, in honor of this very important day, I successfully resisted the urge to check Twitter, WordPress, Facebook, Armitage forum discussions and what-not while Inspector Lisa was in the house. I mean, if I’d seen that latest tweet in the midst of the inspection, it could have been disastrous…

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Yes. This is #Winning.

Inspector Lisa: Will you please tell me your protocol for technician safety in the radiology room?
Me: RAdiology??

Inspector Lisa: What protective eyewear do you and your employees use during dental procedures?
Me: Eyewear. No, unfortunately. I saw none. But… eyes of blue. His eyes are so damn blue.

Inspector Lisa: Does your surgery suite have positive pressure ventilation?
Me: Positive pressure. Positive pressure. I think someone applied the right amount of positive pressure to induce him to tweet that selfie. Positive pressure is my friend.

Inspector Lisa: Do you run blood typing tests before every transfusion?
Me: Yes, blood typing. My blood type is the hot-running type. It’s running hot at the moment.

Inspector Lisa: Does your practice offer OFA hip certification radiographs?
Me: Did you say Lip Certification?

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All’s well that ends well. And thankfully, the boys – I mean puppies and kittens- can now return to the fridge.

A Temporary Damper on the Richarding Life

There comes a time in every Richard Armitage admirer’s schedule when the demands of Real Life unfortunately interfere with her Richarding needs. I may not have too much time to post in the next 2 weeks because we are 2 weeks out from our veterinary AAHA inspection at work. There are thousands of standards that must be met, with new protocols that need to be written and so on. AAHA certification is completely voluntary, and it’s about meeting a higher standard of care. I’m proud to be AAHA certified, but it sure is a pain in the rear a lot of hard work when inspection time rolls around… they only inspect every 3 years, and it’s an all day affair. (They spend the 3 years between inspections coming up with new protocols for the veterinarians to write up, I am convinced.)

I regret to announce that, at 5:59pm on Inspection Eve, we must dismantle our fridge display. This is because, sadly, AAHA does not stand for Armitage Admiring Hospital Association.

If that was what AAHA stood for, we’d be ready.