The VN Disciplinary Committee is the RCVS equivalent of a court where charges are heard against a registered veterinary nurse alleging that he or she is guilty of serious professional misconduct (the wording of the Veterinary Nurse Conduct and Discipline Rules 2014 is ‘disgraceful conduct in a professional respect’), or that he or she is unfit to practise because of a criminal conviction. The VN Disciplinary Committee hears evidence on oath and witnesses are cross-examined.
The VN Disciplinary Committee has five members appointed by RCVS VN Council and the quorum is three members. Each VN Disciplinary Committee shall consist of at least one person from the following categories:
a) veterinary surgeons,
b) registered veterinary nurses,
c) lay persons (not being nor having been veterinary surgeons or veterinary nurses).
More information about the membership of the VN Disciplinary Committee is contained in the Veterinary Nurse Conduct and Discipline Rules 2014, available to download from the 'Related documents' box.
Chloe Newbold (T 020 7202 0729, E firstname.lastname@example.org)
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