Accredited Veterinary Hospital Scheme

 

Accredited Veterinary Hospital Scheme

The Australian Small Animal Veterinarians Group Accredited Veterinary Hospital Scheme recognises companion animal practices that achieve the highest levels of quality healthcare and practice management in innovative, state-of-the-art hospital facilities.

Australian Small Animal Veterinarians Group accredited hospitals set a benchmark to inspire other small animal practitioners when assessing their own facilities and standards.

Accredited hospitals enjoy recognition from clients for the excellent standards of care they offer. When awarded accreditation, the hospital receives a plaque for display, a logo to use on letterhead and other stationery, plus recognition in an issue of Companion.

Many hospitals also report positive effects on staff morale because of the recognition of the standards that they help achieve in their workplace.

View the complete list of Australian Small Animal Veterinarians Group Accredited Veterinary Hospitals of Excellence

Firstly, read the Manual of Hospital Standards and Accreditation to learn about the standards you'll need to meet. Then read the New or Reaccreditation submission letter and contact the Australian Small Animal Veterinarians Group office to help you through the process on 02 9431 5091.

It's important to involve all members of staff and set aside sufficient time for planning and preparation.

You should complete and submit all sections of the manual, along with all other submission requirements as detailed in the manual, together with payment to the Australian Small Animal Veterinarians Group Office. Where possible, all applications and attachments should be submitted electronically via Dropbox.

Finally, be prepared to set aside a day for the actual accreditation process.

Initial Accreditation: $2,050.00

Reaccreditation: $2,050.00

If a medical records inspector requires additional records to be submitted: $260.00 (per set of records)

If a radiology records inspector requires additional records to be submitted: $260.00 (per set of records)

If an on-site inspector identifies significant deficiencies that can be readily corrected, and a repeat site inspection is required to evaluate them: $1,310.00 for the additional inspection

Yes. However, if you are having difficulty at any time you can speak with the staff at the Australian Small Animal Veterinarians Group.

The medical and radiographic records are assessed first and then a hospital inspection is organised, in consultation with the hospital director(s).

Our preference is for you to submit your application, including medical and radiographic submissions, electronically via Dropbox, however, if your documentation is submitted as hardcopies, we will return these to you following their appraisal.

This very much depends on the quality of the materials presented by the applicant. Every endeavour is made to make this a smooth and timely process. However, in some instances, the inspectors may ask for further information from the hospital.

The accreditation plaques are presented during the Gala Awards Dinner at the Australian Small Animal Veterinarians Group Annual Conference.

Hospitals are accredited for four years (in most instances) and then must apply for re-accreditation. Occasionally, hospitals are given a one-year provisional accreditation and then have to demonstrate an improvement to be granted an additional three-year term.

For further information, contact the Australian Small Animal Veterinarians Group office on 1300 137 309 or via email.