The RCVS Practice Standards Scheme is coordinated by the Practice Standards Group and administered by the Practice Standards Department. The assessment visits are carried out accross the UK by the Practice Standards Scheme Assessors.
Practice Standards Scheme Assessors
Practice assessment visits will be carried out around the country by a new team of 18 assessors who have been recruited based on their experience, attitude and desire to help practices improve their standards. They have received intensive training to ensure high and consistent standards of assessment, support and communication.
Practice Standards Group
The Practice Standards Group (PSG) is a steering committee chaired by a representative of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and comprising representatives from all of the major veterinary and veterinary nursing organisations in the UK.
Practice Standards Department
A team of RCVS staff are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Scheme, including processing applications, arranging inspections and providing help and advice on the Scheme's standards and requirements.