Practice standards

RCVS Accredited Practice logoYour pets are important members of the family and you rightly want to be sure they receive excellent medical treatment.

Raddenstiles Veterinary Surgeons have a long history of involvement with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Practice Standards Scheme.

The regulatory function of the RCVS means that users of veterinary services can be assured that their veterinary surgeon or registered veterinary nurse is properly qualified and fit to practice.

The RCVS can also offer reassurance that those practice premises which it accredits as part of the Practice Standards Scheme meet stringent standards.

Raddenstiles Veterinary Surgeons are proud to be part of this scheme we employ support and train registered veterinary nurses.

The RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK. Through setting standards and carrying out regular inspections, the scheme aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.

It offers peace of mind to clients of accredited practices and a more informed choice to the animal-owning public.

To become accredited, practices volunteer for rigorous inspection every four years and meet a range of minimum standards including hygiene, 24-hour emergency cover, staff training, certain types of equipment and cost estimation procedures.

Practices are also subject to spot-check between inspections.

For peace of mind, people should look for the RCVS accredited practice logo, which indicates that the practice has passed an independent inspection.

This means high standards of care for animals and peace of mind for animal owners.