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Practice Standards

As of February 2012 this practice is proud to be an approved member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme.

As an accredited practice, we have passed an inspection carried out by an experienced veterinary surgeon focusing on a range of areas, including hygiene, health and safety, clinical governance and the facilities we provide, to name just few of the many criteria. The practice will be re-inspected every four years and we will be subject to spot-checks in the meantime, so we have to keep on our toes.

The Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary initiative – not all practices are part of it yet. RCVS accreditation means that as a client you can rest assured that our practice offers a high quality of care – in those bits of the practice you can see – and those that you can’t.

This practice has been accredited to RCVS Core Standards. This means that our compliance with legal and health and safety requirements, our employment of staff that are fully and appropriately trained for the work that we carry out and the fact that we have appropriate diagnostic and surgical equipment have all been independently certified. We also provide arrangements for 24-hour emergency cover for patient; meet hygiene standards and have a written policy for client communication.

This practice has been accredited as an RCVS General Practice. This means that, in addition to complying with Core Standards, such as health and safety, hygiene and legal requirements and the provision of 24-hour cover, we also have access to laboratory facilities for diagnostic testing, have a system for monitoring the outcome of treatments and show commitment to the education and training of our staff.

In October 2013 we had our "spot" inspection from The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to ensure that we are upholding the standards laid down in the practice standards scheme, and, I am pleased to say that we passed our inspection with flying colours.

In August 2015 we had our "full" inspection from The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to ensure that we are upholding the standards laid down in the practice standards scheme, and, I am pleased to say that we passed our inspection with flying colours.

Please follow this link if you would like more information on the practice standards scheme.

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