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Disciplinary Committee
9 July 2015

New Chairpersons and members for RCVS disciplinary committees

New Chairs and members have been recruited to our two statutory committees responsible for investigating and holding inquiries into concerns raised about the professional conduct of veterinary surgeons, making these committees wholly independent of RCVS Council.
Vet Futures lgo
8 July 2015

Vet Futures: Can vets work better together by playing to their strengths?

In this month’s Vet Futures blog, Erwin Hohn and Adi Nell, Senior Partners at Medivet, argue that the way forward for veterinary practices large and small is to work better together by following nineteenth-century economist Daniel Ricardo’s stricture – stick to what you do best.
Disciplinary Committee hearing
7 July 2015

Disciplinary Committee to hold an inquiry in July

The Disciplinary Committee is due to meet in July 2015 to hear an inquiry into Ms Philippa Rodale MBE MRCVS.
RCVS honours scrolls
6 July 2015

Those who go above-and-beyond the call of duty sought for RCVS honours

We are now accepting nominations for 2016 for our two honours which recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to the veterinary profession and veterinary science.
Vet Futures logo
2 July 2015

Vet Futures: The future’s bright, but levels of stress causing concern, finds survey

A new Vet Futures survey of more than 600 veterinary surgeons and students has found that they are generally positive about the future of the profession, with 59% saying they are very or fairly optimistic.
Veterinary nurse at the College of West Anglia
2 July 2015

Anglia Ruskin University receives full approval for veterinary nursing degree courses

Veterinary nurse graduates from Anglia Ruskin University will be able to automatically join the Register after its degree courses were granted full approval by the RCVS.
Disciplinary Committee hearing
1 July 2015

Disciplinary Committee adjourns David John Porter hearing

On Tuesday 30 June the Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons adjourned its inquiry into David John Porter MRCVS because the case did not conclude in the allotted time.
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1 July 2015

Undocumented CPD allowance for vets and VNs to be discontinued

As of the beginning of next year we will no longer be allowing veterinary surgeons or veterinary nurses to enter undocumented continuing professional development (CPD) on their records.
Scottish Parliament building and Salisbury Crags
30 June 2015

Overview of decisions made at RCVS Council in June

The June 2015 meeting of RCVS Council was held at the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh – the first meeting of Council outside of London in its 170-year history.
RCVS Specialist, registered veterinary nurse and canine patient
30 June 2015

Deadline extended for new RCVS Specialist status applications

Following our recent decision to strengthen the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct regarding the use of the term ‘specialist’ by veterinary surgeons practising in the UK, we have extended the deadline for new applications to our list of RCVS Specialists.
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