What is a RCVS Accredited Practice
What is the RCVS?
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) regulates the veterinary profession. This includes individual veterinary surgeons and, more recently, the practices in which the veterinary team works. You might have seen MRCVS after a vet’s name – that means they are a member of the RCVS and qualified to practice in the UK.
What’s RCVS accreditation?
Practices can become accredited under the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme, a voluntary quality assurance programme. To be accredited, practices must pass a rigorous inspection carried out by an experienced veterinary surgeon. Areas covered include hygiene, health and safety, and the facilities and equipment provided, to name just a few of the criteria.
What does it mean for me and my animal?
- Peace of mind for you
- Quality care for your animals
- Regular inspections for the practice
The Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary initiative – not all practices are part of it yet. As a client of an RCVS accredited practice, you can rest assured of a high quality of care throughout the practice.