We are delighted to announce that Taverham Vets now have the first RCVS accredited Small Animal Hospital in Norwich. Hospital status is the highest standard of accreditation a veterinary Practice can achieve and is currently only held by 6% of practices in the UK. Numerous inspections had to be passed in order to meet the standards including having high clinical standards, an extensive array of advanced veterinary equipment and veterinary staff onsite 24hours a day monitoring inpatients. This is only possible by having dedicated night staff who ensure that inpatients are closely watched to ensure drips are running, medications are given and any changes to their condition noted as quickly as possible.
The RCVS inspector noted ‘‘it was a great pleasure to visit this splendid well equipped and well managed practice housed in a excellent building and offering a high standard of clinical work".
Taverham Veterinary Hospital was founded in March 1994 by local boy Roger Bannock at our old site on Fakenham Road (where he was born!) with a staff of just 3. Roger was joined by his friend from University and fellow partner Guy Pitcher 18 months later. Rapid expansion led to two extensions being added on to the surgery before it was again too small to fit us all in.
In January 2007 the practice moved to our new “state of the art” purpose-built surgery on Fir Covert Road opposite the Taverham Garden Centre. The practice now boasts facilities that rival any in East Anglia: an attractive, light and airy architect-designed building of over 600 square metres, with extensive car parking and sympathetic landscaping.