Mercer and Hughes Accredited Veterinary Hospital
We provide overnight hospitalisation and 24 hour care at our Saffron Walden surgery. With night nurses on site to looks after animals through the night, your pet is continually supervised. A vet is also on duty 24 hours a day and we provide an emergency vet service here also.
Our Saffron Walden surgery has been accredited with hospital status under the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme, with our other practices also accredited under the Small Animal Practice scheme.
To visit our Saffron Walden Veterinary Hospital, please contact us or call 01799 522 082.
Mercer and Hughes Veterinary Hospital
The RCVS Standard
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) is a voluntary initiative aiming to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.
It offers peace of mind to clients of accredited practices and a more informed choice to the animal-owning public.
To become accredited, practices volunteer for rigorous assessment 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. Practices are also subject to spot-checks between assessments.