We have achieved a Practice Standards Accreditation Promotion!

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have recently achieved General Practice Accreditation under the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme. Previously, the practice has been proud to be accredited at Core Level, but through a lot of hard work and dedication by all of the team at the practice, we have achieved a promotion at our most recent inspection. We are extremely proud of this achievement, because it not only demonstrates the huge commitment our wonderful team have to their work in caring for the pets of our community but also the ongoing dedication to staff training, well being and career development, compliance with medicine safety and regulations as well as clinical governance, and our contribution towards a more sustainable way of working amongst other things; we are delighted that our Royal College recognises these, too.

The Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK which aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of care. The accreditation means that our clients can be assured that the practice and staff meet stringent standards. Currently, around 2/3rds of veterinary practices are accredited at various levels under this scheme.

To achieve this accreditation, we volunteered for a rigorous assessment, which takes place every four years. We are also subject to spot-checks between these assessments. This year, we asked to be inspected for the next accreditation level up. We have therefore met general practice standards expected in areas such as patient care, staff training, certain types of equipment, hygiene regulation and control, staff wellbeing and sustainability efforts.

We are proud to display the logo that shows our accreditation.