16 May 2013
We have written to the MPs drawn in today’s private members’ Bill ballot to call upon them to introduce legislation to protect the title ‘veterinary nurse’ and introduce an effective regulatory system that would ensure that those veterinary nurses found guilty of serious professional misconduct were prevented from carrying out medical treatment to or surgery on animals.
15 May 2013
Due to an upgrade of our database over the coming weekend (17 – 18 May), the log-in area of the website will be unavailable.
13 May 2013
Please note that the RCVS Charitable Trust Library will be closed on Wednesday 15 May, while the library team will be off-site for the day. Online library facilities will be available as normal.
9 May 2013
A meeting of the RCVS Disciplinary Committee, as constituted under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, will be held at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF, on:
7 May 2013
Congratulations go to veterinary nursing assistant Michelle Kirk, from Carrick Vets, Chesterfield, who has won a Kindle Fire in our ‘untangle it’ anagram competition at the British Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress (BSAVA – Birmingham, 4-7 April 2013).
7 May 2013
The Disciplinary Committee of the RCVS last week [3 May] struck off the Register a veterinary surgeon for charges relating to tuberculin (TB) testing on cattle that he undertook and certified at four farms during June and July of 2010.
3 May 2013
It’s now possible to ‘listen again’ to our first ever Virtual Question Time, hosted by the Webinar Vet on 24 April 2013.
30 April 2013
The results are now in for the 2013 RCVS and VN Councils elections – and the turnout among vets is the highest seen in ten years. 4,661 veterinary surgeons voted, surpassing the previous highpoint of 4,232 in 2010. This year’s VN Council election saw the highest ever number of veterinary nurses voting (1,329).
24 April 2013
Durham will be the location of the next RCVS Regional Question Time, on Wednesday 15 May, at Bowburn Hall. The meeting is free to attend, and could count for up to three hours’ continuing professional development.
19 April 2013
We’ve two pairs of tickets to the London Pet Show (Earls Court Two, 11-12 May) on offer as prizes in our free online draw (http://www.rcvs.org.uk/petshowprize) – so why not try your luck?