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RCVS Accredited Practice

RCVS Accredited Practice

Our governing body, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons runs a voluntary scheme to ensure practices meet certain standards. We have achieved the highest level of accreditation ie ‘Veterinary Hospital’ and are inspected every 4 years to ensure we are keeping our standards at the highest level. We could also be subject to ‘spot checks’ at short notice (like Ofsted do for schools!).

This scheme is a way for owners to check out the practice that they use or are considering using. Currently around 50% of practices are part of this scheme, we hope that every practice in the country will join as it will increase the standard of veterinary care across the UK.

We were inspected in 2014 and again in June 2018. The inspectors report was glowing, and made us very proud of our practice and our super staff! Some comments from the report are below: 

'This is a super practice. It is very well maintained, the building appeared virtually as new as a result of annual redecoration and ongoing maintanance. 

The design works extremely well as a hospital 

The waiting area was well organised for species separation

The wards were spacious, bright and provide excellent accomodation for in-patients

There was strong evidence of a desire to constantly improve and share knowledge, with an ethos of ongoing improvement. 

Internal referrals allow individual professional progression and qualify client service and patient care. 

There is very little that could be improved here. 
 

For more information about Practice Standards, please click here


 
 

Pet Blood Bank

Pet Blood Bank

The Pet Blood Bank are here today. If you would like your dog to donate, please contact them on 01509 232 222. They especially need blood group negative donors: Dobermanns, Greyhounds, Boxers, German Shepherds, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Airedale Terriers, Weimaraners, Lurchers, American Bulldogs, Pointer (English) and English Bull Terriers. Dogs must be over 25kg and between 1-8 years old.

Advanced Training

Advanced Training

Our vets have had advanced training in Dermatology, Medicine, Surgery and Cardiology - meaning less referrals and better all-round care for your pet.

Pet Travel after Brexit

Pet Travel after Brexit

For anyone planning to take their pet abroad after Brexit, please click on the link which takes you to the DEFRA website. If there is no deal, your pet will need to have a rabies blood sample prior to travel.

"This is a Super Practice"

"This is a Super Practice" - the verdict of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons after they inspected our Practice. Click on the photo for more details!