We are acredited by the RCVS under their Practice Standards scheme to offer reassurance that we meet their stringent standards.
What is the Practice Standards Scheme?
The RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK.
Through setting standards and carrying out regular inspections, the Scheme aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.
It offers peace of mind to clients of accredited practices and a more informed choice to the animal-owning public.
To become accredited, practices volunteer for rigorous inspection every four years and will have met a range of minimum standards including hygiene, 24-hour emergency cover, staff training, certain types of equipment and cost estimation procedures.
Practices are also subject to spot-checks between inspections.
RCVS accreditation is not to be confused with a practice being included in the RCVS Register of Veterinary Practice Premises (RVPP).
The RCVS holds the RVPP on behalf of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, and only veterinary surgeons working from registered premises can supply veterinary medicines.
For peace of mind, look for the RCVS accredited practice logo, which indicates that the practice has passed an independent inspection.
This means high standards of care for animals and peace of mind for animal owners.
The logo was updated in 2011 (pictured top below), however you may see the old logo (pictured bottom below) in use as well.