Royal college of veterinary surgeons (RCVS) Accredited Practice


We became a RCVS Accredited Practice in January 2012. The RCVS accredited practice scheme is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK.

Through the RCVS setting standards and carrying out regular inspections, the scheme aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.


Maltman Cosham Veterinary Clinic

RCVS Accredited Practice Facts

  • The RCVS perform a rigorous inspection every 4 years
  • The practice must meet a range of minimum standards including hygiene, 24 hour emergnecy cover, staff training, certain types of equipment and cost estimation procedures
  • Practices are subject to spot checks between inspections
  • Around 55% of UK practices premises are accredited under the scheme

2015 Review

We are thrilled to announce that we had our first inspection since becoming a RCVS accredited practice in 2012 in June 2015 and passed with 100%. This was the first time the inpsector had ever awarded a practice 100%.