POORLY pets in the Borders have received a boost following £35,000 of investment at a Kelso veterinary practice.
Robert Young Vet now boasts a dedicated operating theatre with the latest high-tech equipment to help pets brought in for treatment, from routine procedures to lifesaving operations.
The improvement to their service has now earned the surgery General Practice status under the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme, which quality assured practices and their facilities.
RCVS inspectors carried out a rigorous assessment at the practice in Inch Road, Kelso, which is part of VetPartners, a group made up of some of the UK’s most respected and trusted veterinary practices.
The Practice Standards Scheme aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care and becoming an accredited practice is one of the profession’s most prestigious honours.
Vet Robert Young said: “The Practice Standards Scheme enables us to ensure we are upping our game all the time and providing the best possible pet healthcare to clients. It encourages a culture of always reviewing what we do and improving our service.
“From a client’s point of view, this provides them with reassurance that an external inspector has come in and ensure we are doing everything properly.
“We made some big structural changes to provide more rooms and a dedicated operating theatre. Having been classed as Core standard, the inspection raised us to General Practice. I’m very proud of the team here that helped us make it happen.”
The practice boasts some of the latest high-tech veterinary equipment, including cardiac monitor, specialised anaesthetic circuit, high dependency kennels and laboratory with microscope, biochemistery machine and blood pressure monitoring equipment.
Robert Young Vet was established by Robert in Kelso and Earlston in 1995.
The practice became part of VetPartners in 2017 and employs three vets, one nursing assistant and two receptionists across its two sites.
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