Practice standards

There are only three RCVS Tier 3 hospitals in Northern Ireland and Cromlyn Vets are proud to be one of them.

How does this benefit you, the owner?

To be accredited as a hospital a veterinary practice must meet the RCVS Core Standards, plus those of the relevant General Practice.  In addition we must, among other things:

  • Provide our own emergency out of hours service, ensuring your pets are always taken care of by us.
  • Ensure veterinary staff are present in the hospital round the clock, and a veterinary surgeon available 24 hours a day to attend to in-patients.
  • Maintain and improve clinical standards by monitoring performance and the outcome of treatments.
  • Provide a range of specialist equipment, such as specific diagnostic equipment (ECG and ultrasound).
  • Submit to rigorous examination of its premises and facilities, with emphasis on cleanliness and sterility.
  • Show ongoing commitment to education and training of staff.
  • Have a policy for communicating with clients and looking at feedback.
  • Have our own laboratory facilities for diagnostic testing, ensuring as fast a diagnosis as possible, giving you peace of mind.

Simply put, we strive to provide the very best of care in all circumstances.  Always.