ALERT: 
  The Pet Blood Bank are coming on Thursday 17th January

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 will be here on Thursday 17th January. 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.

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!

Reverse Sneezing

Reverse Sneezing

Does your dog make a weird snorting choking sound sometimes? It could be Reverse Sneezing. Click on the photo for more information

Pet Plan Awards

Pet Plan Awards

Pet Plan Award nominations are now open! Have our vets, nurses or receptionists gone above and beyond to help you or your pet? If so, you can nominate them for a Pet Plan Award. Click on the image above for more details. The closing date is 25th January