This scheme is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practice in the UK.
Through setting standards and carrying out regular assessments, the Scheme aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care, offering peace of mind to clients of accredited practices. Currently, around 57% of the UK’s veterinary practices are accredited under the Scheme.
To become accredited, practices volunteer for rigorous assessment every four years and will have met a range of minimum standards including hygiene, 24-hour emergency cover, staff training, equipment and cost estimation procedures.
Practices are also subject to spot-checks between assessments.
My cat is currently undergoing treatment and I feel all aspects of his continuing care are being handled professionally and always with his best interests at heart.