RCVS Accreditation

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Ashby Road Veterinary Surgery has obtained the status of a Tier 2 Accredited Small Animal Practice in 2011 after passing a rigorous inspection by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons that covers areas such as hygiene, surgical and diagnostic facilities, emergency care provision and health and safety matters just to name a few. We are also regularly inspected to ensure that the highest standards of veterinary care are maintained. We have also been a dedicated veterinary nurse training practice for over 10 years.

But how can you be sure which Veterinary Practice to entrust with the care of your pets?

The regulatory function of the RCVS means that users of veterinary services can be assured that their veterinary surgeon or registered/listed veterinary nurse is properly qualified and fit to practice. The RCVS can also offer reassurance that those practice premises which it accredits as part of the Practice Standards Scheme meet 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.

Look for the logo

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For peace of mind, people should 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.