The RCVS regulates the veterinary profession in the UK in accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966. Under the provisions of the Act the College;
- keeps the register of veterinary surgeons;
- supervises the undergraduate education of veterinary students in the UK and advises on the recognition of UK veterinary degrees;
- recognises certain veterinary qualifications awarded outside the EU; and
- supervises the professional conduct of veterinary surgeons.
You can view a copy of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 (as amended) from the 'Related Documents' box on the right.
Government regulations and orders may be viewed on the government's official website, www.legislation.gov.uk. The following are particularly relevant to the work of the College: