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Welcome to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons


Only veterinary surgeons registered with us can practise veterinary medicine in the UK. We also register veterinary nurses and, more recently, veterinary practice premises (on behalf of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate).

In this section you can find out who is registered, how to register yourself or your premises, and how to change your registration status.

Printed RCVS Register

Check the Register

Search for a registered veterinary surgeon or registered veterinary nurse

Front cover of RCVS Register

How to register

Information for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses wishing to register with us


Amending your registration

Veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses can change their details online


Voluntary removal & restoration

Need to come off the Register for a while, or go back on? Here's what you need to do...


Register of Veterinary Practice Premises

Make sure your practice premises are registered to supply veterinary medicines

Registration Certificate

Statutory Examination for Membership

Information for veterinary surgeons who have qualified outside the EU/Commonwealth

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