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Practice Standards Group

The Practice Standards Group (PSG) is a steering committee chaired by a representative of the RCVS and comprising representatives from all of the major veterinary and veterinary nursing organisations in the UK.

It is responsible for setting and reviewing the Scheme's standards, rules and inspection protocol (these recommendations being subject to ratification by RCVS Council).


  • Stuart Saunders (Veterinary Management Group)
  • James Russell (British Veterinary Association)
  • Dr Krista Arnold (British Small Animal Veterinary Association)
  • Mandisa Greene (RCVS Council) - Chair
  • Katherine Kissick (VN Council)
  • Andrew Parker (Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons)
  • Tim Mair (British Equine Veterinary Association)
  • Adam Mugford (British Association of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care)
  • Lyndsay Hughes (British Veterinary Nursing Association) 
  • Martin Smith (British Veterinary Hospital Association)
  • Rob Howe (British Cattle Veterinary Association)
  • Mark McLaren (Lay member)


Laurence Clegg (T 020 7202 0778, E