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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


 
 

Do you know what Flea Dirts look like?

Do you know what Flea Dirts look like?

These are flea dirts in the fur of a cat. We are seeing this a lot at the moment. Please click on the photo to find out more about fleas and how to control them.

"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!

Microchipping

Microchipping

All dogs and cats should be microchipped, and it's compulsory for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks. It's very important to keep your contact details up to date eg if you move house. Please click the photo for more information about microchips. It costs just £12 for us to chip your pet.

Time for a Treat?

Time for a Treat?

Do you give treats to your pet? 86% of use do - check our handy guide to see which treats to avoid, and which you can give with a clear conscience!