What is the Practice Standards Scheme?

Pets are important members of the family and owners rightly want to be sure they receive excellent medical treatment. This practice is proud to be an approved member of the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) Practice Standards Scheme.RCVS Accredited Practice Logo

The RCVS Practice Standards Scheme 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.

To become accredited, practices volunteer for a rigorous inspection every four years and will have met a range of minimum standards including hygiene, 24-hour emergency cover, staff training, availability of certain types of equipment and cost estimation procedures.

Practices are also subject to spot-checks between inspections.

To help ensure that your pet receives the highest standard of veterinary care, always use a practice that has been independently inspected and has been accredited. Look for the RCVS accredited practice logo.

There are three standards of accreditation (core / general practice / veterinary hospital) and we are delighted that we have been awarded Core Standards at our Kemsing branch and General Practice at our Dunton Green clinic.

RCVS accreditation means that, as a client, you can rest assured that our practice offers a high quality of care - in those parts of the practice you can see - and those that you can’t.