Practice Standards

RCVS Accredited Practice logoMelton Veterinary Surgery is a RCVS Small Animal Accredited General Practice

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.

To become accredited, we volunteer for a rigorous inspection every four years and have to meet a range of standards including:

  • Health and safety.
  • Hygiene and maintenance.
  • Client communication.
  • Staff education and Continued Professional Development.
  • 24-hour emergency cover.
  • Cost estimation procedures.
  • Monitoring and reviewing treatments and procedures.

We are also subject to spot-checks between inspections.

We believe that membership of this scheme offers further reassurance to our clients that the service we offer is of the highest standard, both in the consult room and behind the scenes.