What is BESTPRACTICE?
We have met rigorous standards defined by NZVA in all areas of Veterinary Medicine. Audit Report 2013How will you & your pet benefit?
The standards are designed to cover all areas that will ensure that you and your pet get consistently high quality treatment.
The Vet Centre achieved BESTPRACTICE® accreditation in November 2000. By choosing to use The Vet Centre, you’re assured of receiving the best possible standard of service and the best possible care for your pets.
The New Zealand Veterinary Association Practice Standards were established as a means for the veterinary profession to promote and maintain superior standards of professionalism and service.
As noted on the NZVA BESTPRACTICE® website, “The standards encourage the ongoing critical evaluation of the practice’s surgical, medical, diagnostic and nursing protocols in order to maintain a high level of excellence. There is a strong emphasis on compliance with current New Zealand legislation as it affects veterinary practices and NZVA policy.”
Of around 400 veterinary practices within New Zealand, there only 65 who have current accreditation. The Vet Centre is the only practice accredited in the Marlborough region.
Participating practices are required to meet every component that make up the BESTPRACTICE® standards. Once achieved, accreditation is maintained through an independent audit every two years. Areas that are covered include:
- Qualified & competent Vets & Vet Nurses who must partake in continuing education to improve & develop their skills.
- All Reception staff are also qualified Nurses!
- 24 hour/ 7 day service
- Storage, prescription and dispensing of medicines strictly monitored & recorded.
- Safety & comfort paramount for clients, pets & staff.
- Modern Facilities & equipment that is well maintained.
- Expertise & Equipment Include:
The Vet Company
The Vet Company is a collective of five South Island veterinary practices including The Vet Centre. Established in 1998, the purpose of The Vet Company is to provide clients and their pets with better service and better prices by combining purchases, staff training and promotional activities.