The Support Centre

Practice Standards

Practice Standards

Our Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) Department, led by Laura Snowdon, is a support service that advises each of our practices on how to comply with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations and the RCVS Standards Scheme regulations. The PSS Department routinely visit all Medivet practices to offer advice and guidance within these areas. Through setting standards and carrying out regular inspections, we aim to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care. We are proud to have assisted the majority of Medivet practices to be RCVS Practice Standards Scheme accredited. If you would like to reach our Practice Standards Department, please contact our reception on 01923 470 000.

Laura SnowdonLaura Snowdon - Practice Standards Scheme Manager

I began working for Medivet in 2004 as a trainee veterinary nurse at Medivet Croxley Green. After completing my first year at college I moved Medivet Ickenham as the Practice Coordinator before moving to the Support Centre in 2007 to work within the Personnel Department. During 2012 I returned from maternity leave to form the Practice Standard Scheme department. With the assistance of my team we provide practices and staff with support to ensure compliance of the Veterinary Medicines and Practice Standards Scheme regulations. At present I do not have any pets at home, but plan to add a four legged canine friend to our family very soon!  

Lucy-Ann StarnesLucy-Ann Starnes - Practice Standards Scheme Assistant 

I started working for Medivet in January 2006 and joined the Radlett team later that year. I qualified as an RVN in 2010 and enjoyed nursing as until September 2011 when I gave birth to my little boy. Since coming back from maternity leave, I have joined the Practice Standards department which has been an exciting new challenge getting branches prepared for their RCVS inspection. I have been doing this for 4 years now and in this time have had another little boy, both of which now keep me on my toes! I am still enjoying my role in the Practice Standards department as we get to travel around the country visiting all of our branches, meeting the teams and putting names to faces. I hope to be doing this for many years to come!


Viv StantonViv Stanton - Practice Standards Scheme Assistant

I joined Medivet in May 1999. I worked at both Medivet Hendon and the Medivet Kenton practice before deciding to become a mobile veterinary nurse. I later joined the Medivet Support Centre in Sept 2005 and I am now supporting the Practice Standards team. At home I have a cat, 3 tortoises and 2 dogs, one of whom competes in fly ball competitions.