RCVS Accreditations

rcvs_logo-space-rightDelaware Veterinary Group Small Animal Department at Yeovil and Castle Cary is proud to be an approved member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons practice Standards Scheme. As an accredited practice, we have passed an inspection carried out by an experienced veterinary surgeon focusing on a range of areas, including hygiene, health and safety, clinical governance and the facilities we provide, to name just few of the many criteria.

The practice will be reinspected every four years and we will be subject to spot-checks in the meantime, so we have to maintain our high standards.

The Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary initiative – not all practices are part of it yet. RCVS accreditation means that as a client you can rest assured that our practice offers a high quality of care.

ISFM Cat Friendly Practice

cat-friendly-clinicThe Cat Friendly Clinic programme is a self-assessment accreditation scheme which is open to any veterinary practice that cares for feline patients. There are certain requirements regarding design, equipment and facilities within the clinic, which must be met to achieve the standard.

The clinic must also demonstrate that a high quality of care is provided to cats and that all staff understand cats and their needs in a clinic. Castle Cary is proud to have been awarded the Silver Level and is one of a handful of practices in the South West with this accreditation.

Yellow Dog UK

YDlogoTMwhiteThe Yellow Dog Project was created to bring awareness to dogs who need space while training, recovering from surgery, or being rehabilitated. We support that it is imperative to socialise dogs for their well-being and development but also recognise that there are times and circumstances when a dog needs space, particularly when visiting the vets, and this is a way of letting other dog owners know this.

If you see a dog with a YELLOW ribbon, bandanna or similar on the leash or on the dog, this is a dog which needs some space. Please, do not approach this dog or its people with your dog. They are indicating that their dog cannot be close to other dogs. How close is too close? Only the dog or his people know, so maintain distance and give them time to move out of your way.

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