The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) provides a form of quality assurance for those who entrust their animals into the care of veterinary surgeons. They are responsible for registering both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to practise in the UK, and regulate their educational, ethical and clinical standards.
Roborough Vets are proud to be accredited by the RCVS. As an accredited practice we are inspected regularly to ensure that our clinic, facilities and staff satisfy the Core Standards set by the Royal College.
Approved Veterinary Nurse Training Practice
As well as having RCVS accreditation status we are also an approved veterinary nurse training practice. We currently have two fully qualified Registered Veterinary Nurses and two Student Veterinary Nurses in practice.
Registered veterinary nurses carry out a critical role in veterinary practice and are professionally accountable for their practice. It is therefore essential that their qualifications to enter the Register are nationally recognised, quality assured and externally regulated.
The RCVS have recently launched a short film animation to help raise awareness among the general public of the vital role played by veterinary nurses in animal care and treatment. This also coincides with the new Royal Charter recognising veterinary nursing as a fully regulated profession.