We are proud to announce that we have just passed our first RCVS inspection, allowing us to declare ourselves a Tier 2 practice.
But what does that mean to our clients? Well, the RCVS has established a voluntary practice standards scheme in order to established quality assurance within the veterinary field. This means that in order to be awarded this accreditation, participating practices must meet stringent assessment criteria with the aim of delivering the best possible care to their clients. Currently around 36% of practices have enrolled in this scheme with varying tiers depending on whether the practice is a surgery or a hospital. We are proud to be enrolled on the most demanding tier possible for our practice size and feel this is a reflection of our commitment to our clients and their pets.
About the RCVS
The role of the RCVS is to safeguard the health and welfare of animals committed to veterinary care through the regulation of the educational, ethical and clinical standards of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses, thereby protecting the interests of those dependent on animals, and assuring public health. It also acts as an impartial source of informed opinion on relevant veterinary matters.
Pets are often treated as members of the family and owners rightly want to be sure they receive excellent medical treatment. But how can you be sure?
The regulatory function of the RCVS has always meant that users of veterinary services could be assured that their veterinary surgeon was properly qualified and fit to practise. The RCVS can also offer reassurance that those practice premises which it accredits as part of the Practice Standards Scheme also meet stringent standards
Look For The Logo
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 pets and peace of mind for pet owners.