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  2. About the veterinary profession
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  4. The role of the RCVS
  5. Strategic Plan
  6. The history of the RCVS
  7. RCVS Council
  8. Presidential team
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  10. Role of Council Members
  11. Council meetings
  12. 5 March 2015
  13. 6 November 2014
  14. 5 June 2014
  15. 6 March 2014
  16. 7 November 2013
  17. 12 September 2013
  18. 5 July 2013
  19. 6 June 2013
  20. 5 June 2013
  21. 7 March 2013
  22. 1 November 2012
  23. 6 July 2012
  24. 7 June 2012
  25. 1 March 2012
  26. 3 November 2011
  27. 2 June 2011
  28. 3 March 2011
  29. 4 November 2010
  30. 3 June 2010
  31. 4 March 2010
  32. 5 November 2009
  33. 4 June 2009
  34. 5 March 2009
  35. 6 November 2008
  36. Council elections
  37. RCVS Council Election 2015
  38. Previous election results
  39. Past-Presidents
  40. Operational Board
  41. Gordon Hockey
  42. Nick Stace
  43. Chair of Veterinary Nurses Council
  44. VN Council
  45. VN Council members
  46. VN Council meetings
  47. 3 February 2015
  48. 7 October 2014
  49. 6 May 2014
  50. 4 February 2014
  51. 8 October 2013
  52. 7 May 2013
  53. 5 February 2013
  54. 9 October 2012
  55. 8 May 2012
  56. 7 February 2012
  57. 11 October 2011
  58. 10 May 2011
  59. 8 February 2011
  60. 12 October 2010
  61. 11 May 2010
  62. 9 February 2010
  63. 13 October 2009
  64. 12 May 2009
  65. 10 February 2009
  66. 14 October 2008
  67. Membership of committees & sub-committees
  68. VN Council elections
  69. VN Council Election 2015
  70. Previous results
  71. VN Golden Jubilee Award
  72. VN seminar - agenda and speakers
  73. VN seminar: 'Looking back, stepping forward'
  74. VN Seminar - guestbook comments
  75. RCVS Committees
  76. Audit and Risk Committee
  77. 2 May 2013
  78. 1 March 2013
  79. 30 November 2012
  80. 17 October 2012
  81. Elizabeth Butler
  82. David Hughes
  83. Judith Rutherford
  84. Disciplinary Committee
  85. Ian Arundale
  86. Alistair Barr MRCVS
  87. Beverley Cottrell
  88. Jane Downes
  89. Helga Drummond
  90. Stuart Drummond
  91. Catherine Goldie
  92. Ian Green
  93. Joanna Grice
  94. Charles Gruchy
  95. Chitra Karve
  96. Mehmuda Mian
  97. Martin Whiting
  98. VN Disciplinary Committee
  99. Education Committee
  100. 4 February 2015
  101. 8 October 2014
  102. 7 May 2014
  103. 5 February 2014
  104. 9 October 2013
  105. 8 May 2013
  106. 6 February 2013
  107. 10 October 2012
  108. 9 May 2012
  109. 8 February 2012
  110. 12 October 2011
  111. 10 May 2011
  112. 9 February 2011
  113. 13 October 2010
  114. 12 May 2010
  115. 10 February 2010
  116. 15 October 2009
  117. 13 May 2009
  118. 11 February 2009
  119. 15 October 2008
  120. Preliminary Investigation Committee
  121. John Anderson MBE
  122. Andrew Ash
  123. Stuart Hill
  124. Penny Howe
  125. Harvey Locke
  126. Sarah Pond
  127. Bill Reilly
  128. PIC Lay Observers
  129. VN Preliminary Investigation Committee
  130. Sarah Bedwell
  131. Jenny Thompson RVN
  132. Dr Arun Midha
  133. Science Advisory Panel
  134. 28 January 2014
  135. Dr Tim Nuttall
  136. Standards Committee
  137. 28 January 2015
  138. 30 September 2014
  139. 1 May 2014
  140. 23 January 2014
  141. 24 September 2013
  142. 30 April 2013
  143. 29 January 2013
  144. 25 September 2012
  145. 10 April 2012
  146. 24 January 2012
  147. 27 September 2011
  148. 12 April 2011
  149. 25 January 2011
  150. 28 September 2010
  151. 20 April 2010
  152. 26 January 2010
  153. 10 September 2009
  154. 21 April 2009
  155. 20 January 2009
  156. 25 September 2008
  157. Paper classification: some definitions
  158. Former Committees
  159. Planning and Resources Committee
  160. Public Affairs Committee
  161. Senior staff
  162. RCVS Honours
  163. Recipients of RCVS Honours
  164. Royal Charter and legislation
  165. Royal Charters and Bye-Laws
  166. Government legislation
  167. Regulations, rules and the election scheme
  168. Consultations
  169. Our consultations
  170. Proposals for the future of the RCVS Fellowship
  171. Proposal for new Royal Charter
  172. Review of the Day One Competences
  173. Practice Standards Scheme Concept Note
  174. Proposed changes to the CertAVP
  175. Draft Performance Protocol
  176. Specialisation in the veterinary profession
  177. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  178. Disciplinary Committee - proposed case management protocol consultation
  179. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons
  180. Draft Health Protocol
  181. VSA review 2009
  182. EMS review 2009
  183. Review of the PSS manual (2009)
  184. Use of the courtesy title 'Dr' by veterinary surgeons
  185. Practice Standards Scheme review - final stage consultation
  186. Responses to external consultations
  187. Fees
  188. How to pay
  189. Annual renewal fees from 1993
  190. Work for us
  191. Parliamentary Veterinary Internship
  192. Our service promise
  193. Service Standards
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  197. Complaints about the College
  198. News & events
  199. News
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  201. Webinars
  202. Upcoming events
  203. Past events
  204. BSAVA 2014
  205. BSAVA 2013
  206. Joint Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance
  207. RCVS Open Day 2012
  208. VN Golden Jubilee Seminar
  209. Agenda and speaker biographies
  210. Comments from the guestbook
  211. Regional Question Times
  212. RCVS Day
  213. RCVS Day 2011
  214. Information for MPs
  215. Subscribe to RCVS e-News
  216. Contact the press office
  217. Registration
  218. About the RCVS Register
  219. About the VN Register
  220. Royal Charter FAQ
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  222. Registration categories
  223. Who can register?
  224. How to register
  225. Graduates from UK veterinary schools
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  242. Spain
  243. US/Canadian graduates
  244. Graduates of Commonwealth countries
  245. Visiting European veterinary surgeons
  246. Graduates of other countries
  247. Restricted (Temporary) Registration
  248. Registration dates
  249. Registering as a newly qualified nurse
  250. Overseas qualified veterinary nurses
  251. Completing your annual renewal
  252. Veterinary surgeons
  253. Frequently Asked Questions
  254. Change of category fees
  255. Veterinary nurses
  256. Completing your annual renewal online
  257. Amending your registration
  258. Amending your Register category for vets
  259. Amending your registration for VNs
  260. Voluntary removal and restoration
  261. Veterinary surgeons voluntary removal and restoration
  262. Veterinary nurses voluntary removal and restoration
  263. Letters of good standing
  264. Replacement Membership Certificates
  265. Register of Veterinary Practice Premises
  266. Frequently Asked Questions
  267. Statutory Membership Exam
  268. RCVS requirements for 'intention to sit' and 'seeing practice' forms
  269. Statutory examination information
  270. Pass lists (2006 onwards)
  271. Past papers
  272. Examiners' reports
  273. Timings and venues
  274. Applications for entry
  275. Registration and working in the UK
  276. Good professional standing
  277. VN pre-registration examinations
  278. Contact the Registration Department
  279. Advice & guidance
  280. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  281. Supporting guidance
  282. Code of Professional Conduct app
  283. Veterinary Nurse Rules
  284. Contact the Professional Conduct Department
  285. Contact us
  286. Education
  287. I want to be a vet
  288. I want to be a veterinary nurse
  289. Approved Training Practices
  290. Other animal careers
  291. Extra-mural studies (EMS)
  292. Professional Development Phase (PDP)
  293. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for vets
  294. Professional Development Record for vets
  295. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for VNs
  296. Professional Development Record for VNs
  297. Professional Development Record
  298. Postgraduate education for veterinary surgeons
  299. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)
  300. Enrolment
  301. Module subjects
  302. Designated certificates
  303. Synoptic assessment
  304. Accredited university contact details
  305. Information for universities
  306. Frequently asked questions
  307. Certificates pre-2012
  308. Diplomas
  309. Exam entrance requirements
  310. Exam application
  311. European Diplomas
  312. Fellowships
  313. Fellowship by thesis
  314. Meritorious Contributions to Learning
  315. Advanced Practitioner status
  316. Criteria for eligibilty
  317. Designations
  318. Approved qualifications
  319. Application fee
  320. Specialist status
  321. Approving veterinary degrees
  322. Visitations
  323. Accreditation Standards
  324. RCVS visitors
  325. Approved degrees
  326. Approving veterinary nursing qualifications
  327. Approval criteria
  328. Career development
  329. Pathology
  330. Research
  331. Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  332. Contact the Veterinary Nursing Department
  333. Contact the Education Department
  334. Concerns
  335. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary surgeon
  336. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary nurse
  337. A concern has been raised about me
  338. Information for veterinary surgeons
  339. How we assess and investigate concerns
  340. How we make decisions
  341. Our terms explained
  342. Information for registered veterinary nurses
  343. How we assess and investigate concerns
  344. How we make decisions
  345. Our terms explained
  346. Disciplinary Committee hearings
  347. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) trial
  348. Contact
  349. Practice Standards
  350. About the Practice Standards Scheme
  351. Meet the Inspectors
  352. Christopher Button
  353. Susan Chorlton
  354. Carole Clarke
  355. Philip Clifford
  356. Jim Cumming
  357. Lorna Francis
  358. Ean Garner-Richardson
  359. Mary Glassbrook
  360. Bob Gore
  361. Judith Joyce
  362. Richard Killen
  363. Stuart King
  364. Ian Kynoch
  365. Mike Law
  366. Bob Lehner
  367. Fred McKeating
  368. Paul Mitchell
  369. Stuart Renton
  370. Peter Thomson
  371. Lynn Turner
  372. David Wadsworth
  373. Will Walker
  374. Dudley Watson
  375. Barbara Willis-Clark
  376. Anthony Young
  377. The revised Practice Standards Scheme
  378. Who runs the Scheme?
  379. BAVECC
  380. BCVA
  381. BSAVA
  382. BEVA
  383. BVHA
  384. BVA
  385. BVNA
  386. RCVS
  387. Lay member
  388. VN Council
  389. SPVS
  390. VPMA
  391. How to join the Scheme
  392. Information for existing members
  393. The Practice Standard (February 2015)
  394. The Practice Standard (June 2014)
  395. Practice Standards Scheme review update
  396. Find a Vet – last chance to respond!
  397. Inspectors’ top tip
  398. On the up
  399. Promoting your accreditation
  400. Who runs the Scheme?
  401. Updated manual
  402. Meet the Team
  403. The Practice Standard (January 2014)
  404. Review news
  405. Find a Vet – update us, or face removal
  406. New Year, new CPD
  407. Advice ref cascade consent forms
  408. Ten-second tip: using dataloggers accurately
  409. Talk in York
  410. How did we do?
  411. Meet the Team
  412. The Practice Standard (August 2013)
  413. New Chair: excited about future of the Scheme
  414. Council approves new direction for Scheme
  415. Who’s inspecting you?
  416. Going digital
  417. Autumn congress round up
  418. Code app now available
  419. Surgeries available in Salisbury
  420. Meet the Team
  421. The Practice Standard (May 2013)
  422. Plans for a modular approach shaping up
  423. Wear your badge with pride!
  424. Up to speed on clinical governance?
  425. CPD records online yet?
  426. ‘Top ten’ poster dropped for trial period
  427. Overseas, over here?
  428. Who’s inspecting you?
  429. Surgeries available in Durham
  430. We are listening…
  431. Meet the Team
  432. The Practice Standard (December 2012)
  433. First-rate regulator: what could we do better?
  434. In a tangle on clinical governance?
  435. New Year, new CPD records!
  436. PSS made easy
  437. Lost in a good book?
  438. Are you ignoring your best advocates?
  439. Surgeries available in Oxford
  440. The Practice Standard (December 2011)
  441. Management menu at VPMA
  442. Get your hands on the new RVN badge
  443. Performance Protocol – have your say
  444. PSS surgeries available in Leeds
  445. Free Library trial
  446. VN Trustee sought
  447. Inspector's top tip
  448. The Practice Standard (August 2011)
  449. Biosecurity in veterinary practice
  450. Be prepared!
  451. The Practice Standard (May 2011)
  452. Practice Standards Scheme Manual
  453. Inspection feedback
  454. Promoting your accredited practice
  455. Guidelines on advertising
  456. Contact the Practice Standards Department
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