Practice Standards Scheme – PSS vets
RCVS Practice Standards Scheme
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS – our governing body) Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK. Through setting standards and carrying out regular assessments, the PSS aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care. The RCVS says it ‘offers peace of mind to clients of accredited practices and a more informed choice to the animal-owning public’. Just over half of the UK’s practice premises are accredited under the scheme. We are long standing members of the practice standards scheme and we are pleased to announce that we have once again been awarded as an accredited practice.
How does the practice standards schemes work?
RCVS assessors visit us every four years to ensure that our facilities meet the standards associated with our category of accreditation. Being an Accredited Practice, you can be assured that our veterinary surgeons and registered veterinary nurses are properly qualified and fit to practise, and that our practice premises meet stringent standards.
At Orchard House Vets, we see pets as members of the family and care for your pets as if they were our pets. Owners rightly want to be sure they receive excellent medical treatment, and that is in part what the practice standards scheme is all about. Vets are not required to be PSS accredited, nor apply for this accreditation, it is voluntary. Orchard House Vets are long standing members because we passionately believe in our goal to provide the best vet care in the North East of England, and by having a practice standards scheme accreditation, our clients can have the peace of mind that we strive for perfection and that our governing body awards us for doing so.
Find out more about the practice standards scheme by watching the following video
Find a Vet..
You can use the RCVS Find a Vet service to check the PSS Accreditation of any veterinary practice in the UK.