A North Yorkshire veterinary practice has underlined its commitment to offering the best possible standard of care for clients and their pets.
The Mount Veterinary Group in Malton has achieved General Practice rating in an award scheme run by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to recognise excellence in veterinary care.
Around half the practices in the UK are accredited under the voluntary Practice Standards Scheme, which quality assures practices and their facilities.
Vet practices put themselves forward for a rigorous assessment in key areas of work, including in-patient care, facilities and equipment and client service.
Now the team at Mount Vets in Middlecave Road has been told it has passed its assessment – a huge boost to the hundreds of pets from throughout Malton and Ryedale brought into the practice each month for treatment and general healthcare.
Veterinary Nurses Jane Owen and Michelle Coatsworth oversaw the RCVS inspection.
Jane said: “We are very proud of what we have achieved as a lot of hard work went into securing the RCVS accreditation as a Small Animal Practice, and it was a real team effort.
“The Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK. Through setting standards and carrying out assessments, the scheme aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.
“Achieving accreditation demonstrates the high standards of care we offer clients and their pets.”
Among the areas under scrutiny from an RCVS inspector were reception, interaction with clients, nursing, in-patient care, medication, emergency and critical care, dentistry and nursing standards.
The award comes four months after the practice, which is part of the VetPartners group, invested £12,000 in a new digital x-ray machine, which has transformed the treatment of pets.
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