Practice standards

This practice is proud to be an accredited member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme.

As an accredited practice, we have passed an inspection carried out by an experienced veterinary surgeon focusing on a range of areas, including hygiene, health and safety, clinical governance and the facilities we provide, to name just few of the many criteria.

The practice will be re-inspected every four years and we will be subject to spot-checks in the meantime, so we have to keep on our toes. The Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary initiative – only half the practices in the UK are accredited under the scheme

RCVS accreditation means that as a client you can rest assured that our practice offers a high quality of care – in those bits of the practice you can see – and those that you can’t.

All the branches are accredited and our Halifax hospital has an extra level of accreditation. Not only do we comply with Core Standards, we also have access to diagnostic facilities, we provide continual nursing and veterinary care for in-patients 24-hours a day, we maintain and improve our clinical standards through an ongoing process of monitoring and review, and we have a range of specialist equipment such as ECG and ultrasound. As you would expect we have also met rigorous standards of hygiene throughout the premises.

Quotes from RCVS Inspector February 2013:

  • “The practice is well organised.”
  • “Impressed by the clean and tidy condition of all the premises.”
  • “A welcoming atmosphere created by all staff.”