The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has begun the recruitment process for new Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) assessors.

The college is looking to recruit 18 experienced veterinary surgeons as assessors, ahead of the scheme’s relaunch in November 2015.

The assessors will work directly with RCVS-accredited practices to help them comply with the scheme and maintain the highest possible standards of veterinary care.

Successful candidates will be expected to actively assess and inspect veterinary practices at the different PSS accreditation levels – core, general practice and hospital – to encourage continuous improvement.

The college is aiming to recruit assessors from across the UK with experience in small animal, equine and/or farm animal practice, who will work proactively with practice teams to ensure the scheme’s standards are understood and being worked towards.

An open day will be held at the RCVS on June 12 to give prospective candidates more information about the role. Those wishing to attend should contact Alicia on 020 7202 0786 or email AliciaM@rcvs.org.uk. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The recruitment process is being handled by Thewlis Graham Associates. Those interested in applying should contact the company for a confidential discussion on 020 7850 4781.

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