Practices can enter as a branch surgery within a larger business or as a whole practice.
There are four categories and please note that the number of staff should be Full Time Equivalents (FTE) and include all staff (vets, nurses, receptionists and others) to allow us to compare like with like:
1st category: Small practice (15 or fewer staff)
2nd category: Medium practice (16-50 staff)
3rd category: Large practice (51 and over)
4th category: Other Organisation – NEW
This category is for any organisation, or department within an organisation, employing vets and/or veterinary nurses as a significant proportion of their headcount, and may include research establishments, departments within Defra, Meat Inspectors, RSPCA (not clinics, who should enter categories 1 – 3).