Practice Standards & GRVC

Pets are often treated as members of the family and owners rightly want to be sure they receive excellent medical treatment.

standards_logo.jpgThe regulatory function of the RCVS has always meant that users of veterinary services could be assured that their veterinary surgeon was properly qualified and fit to practice.

The RCVS Practice Standards Scheme 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 more informed choice to the animal-owning public.

To become accredited, GRVC volunteers for rigorous inspection every four years and has met a range of minimum standards including hygiene, 24-hour emergency cover, staff training, certain types of equipment and cost estimation procedures. We are also subject to spot-checks between inspections.

The Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary initiative – not all practices are part of it yet. RCVS accreditation means that as a client you can rest assured that our practice offers a high quality of care – in those bits of the practice you can see – and those that you can’t.


Grahams Road Veterinary Clinic is proud to be hold the Small Animal General Practice Award of the Practice Standards Scheme, a standard not yet achieved by many practices - this level is one below that of Veterinary Hospital and reflects a lot of team effort behind the scenes.