New Street Vets is registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as an approved centre for the training of Veterinary Nurses
(although we have NO STUDENT NURSE PLACEMENTS available for a couple of years)
In order to qualify, nurses undergo a two-year period of vocational training which is assessed at work and through examination by the RCVS Awarding Body.
Qualified veterinary nurses may enter the RCVS List of Veterinary Nurses which is maintained by the VN Regulatory Body. On entering the List they are entitled by law to undertake a range of veterinary treatments and procedures on animals under veterinary direction. Only Listed nurses are entitled to use the post-nominal letters ‘VN’. Qualified nurses are key members of the veterinary team, providing skilled care for sick animals and support for their owners.
We have also been accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards ensuring we meet the highest standards.
The RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK. Through setting standards and carrying out regular inspections, the Scheme aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.
It offers peace of mind to clients of accredited practices and more informed choice to the animal-owning public.
To become accredited, practices volunteer for rigorous inspection every four years and will have met a range of minimum standards including hygiene, 24-hour emergency cover, staff training, certain types of equipment and cost estimation procedures. They may also be subject to spot-checks between inspections.