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Who runs the Scheme?

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 across the UK by the Practice Standards Scheme Assessors.


Practice Standards Scheme Assessors

Practice assessment visits are carried out around the country by a team of 23 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.

Meet the PSS Assessors

Read about PSS Assessor training


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.

Meet the PSG Members


Practice Standards Department

A team of RCVS staff are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Scheme, including processing applications, arranging assessments and providing help and advice on the Scheme's standards and requirements.

Meet the PSS Team


Contact the Practice Standards Department