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How we work

Here at the RCVS, improving animal health and welfare by advancing the ethical, professional and clinical standards of the veterinary profession is at the heart of all our work.

We set the standards for and monitor the quality of veterinary education; we hold Registers of those vets and veterinary nurses who are qualified to practise; we set professional standards for vets and veterinary nurses; and we help practices raise their standards through our Practice Standards Scheme.

And that’s just a snapshot of our role!