In 2005, The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons started a scheme whereby veterinary businesses could choose to be independently inspected and accredited. This inspection and accreditation process is continual and is designed to reassure members of the public that the veterinary practice they have chosen for their pet maintains high standards of service and cleanliness and conforms to all relevant UK regulations.

More information about the RCVS practice standards scheme can be found on their website.