Practice standards

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) inspections check all aspects of practice life from cleanliness and hygiene to inpatient care, staff training and how we handle client records. The PSS is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK and all staff members at the Regan Veterinary Group believe it is an extremely important scheme which we are very proud to be a part of. Through setting standards and carrying out regular inspections, the Scheme aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.

In 2009 our practices joined the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme. All 10 practices underwent a thorough rigorous inspection by the RCVS and have regular spot checks.

We had our re-inspection in September 2013 and our five smaller sites (St Helen’s Road Veterinary Clinic, Blackburn Road Veterinary Clinic, Rochdale Road Veterinary Clinic, The Lane Veterinary Clinic and Little Lane Veterinary Clinic)  have been accredited with “Core Standards” status which are relevant to all veterinary practices and reflect mainly legal requirements which must be met in running a veterinary practice, together with guidance as set out in the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct regarding high standards of clinical care. Every practice premises within the Scheme must meet Core Standards for all species treated.

Our five larger sites (Bury Road Veterinary Clinic, Water Street Veterinary Clinic, Park Veterinary Clinic, The Avenue Veterinary Clinic and Holly House Veterinary Clinic) were all accredited with General Practice status.

The criteria that is required for small animal practices aiming for General Practice status is of a primary care practice which also aims to facilitate the achievement of high standards of clinical care, offer and encompass many of the facilities required for veterinary nurse training standards including hi-technology equipment, such as digital X-ray, video endoscopy, blood pressure monitoring, in-house blood analysers, ECG, orthopaedic equipment and ultrasound monitors. A General Practice must meet all the Core Standards as well as additional General Practice Standards.