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RCVS Practice Standards

Last year, AlphaPet was subjected to a formal Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons inspection as part of their Practice Standards Scheme (PSS). We passed with flying colours and are an officially Accredited Practice! PSS is a voluntary initiative and not all practices are part of it yet.

So what does it mean for you and your animals? As a client of an RCVS accredited practice, you can rest assured of the high quality of care throughout the practice.

Accredited practices must have passed a rigorous inspection carried out by an experienced veterinary surgeon including areas such as hygiene, health and safety as well as the facilities and equipment provided. We are required to have a system for monitoring the outcome of treatments, to have access to laboratory facilities for diagnostic tests, to have appropriately trained staff with an ongoing commitment to education and training of staff. Essentially, accreditation gives you peace of mind, knowing that we offer quality care for your animals.

Inspections are carried out every four years, although we can receive spot checks in between. Additionally, we must certify annually that we continue to meet the standards demanded by the RCVS.