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  2. About the veterinary profession
  3. Vet2011
  4. The role of the RCVS
  5. Strategic Plan
  6. The history of the RCVS
  7. RCVS Council
  8. Presidential team
  9. Council Members
  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. 6 May 2015
  101. 4 February 2015
  102. 8 October 2014
  103. 7 May 2014
  104. 5 February 2014
  105. 9 October 2013
  106. 8 May 2013
  107. 6 February 2013
  108. 10 October 2012
  109. 9 May 2012
  110. 8 February 2012
  111. 12 October 2011
  112. 10 May 2011
  113. 9 February 2011
  114. 13 October 2010
  115. 12 May 2010
  116. 10 February 2010
  117. 15 October 2009
  118. 13 May 2009
  119. 11 February 2009
  120. 15 October 2008
  121. Preliminary Investigation Committee
  122. John Anderson MBE
  123. Andrew Ash
  124. Stuart Hill
  125. Penny Howe
  126. Harvey Locke
  127. Sarah Pond
  128. Bill Reilly
  129. PIC Lay Observers
  130. VN Preliminary Investigation Committee
  131. Sarah Bedwell
  132. Jenny Thompson RVN
  133. Dr Arun Midha
  134. Science Advisory Panel
  135. 28 January 2014
  136. Dr Tim Nuttall
  137. Standards Committee
  138. 28 January 2015
  139. 30 September 2014
  140. 1 May 2014
  141. 23 January 2014
  142. 24 September 2013
  143. 30 April 2013
  144. 29 January 2013
  145. 25 September 2012
  146. 10 April 2012
  147. 24 January 2012
  148. 27 September 2011
  149. 12 April 2011
  150. 25 January 2011
  151. 28 September 2010
  152. 20 April 2010
  153. 26 January 2010
  154. 10 September 2009
  155. 21 April 2009
  156. 20 January 2009
  157. 25 September 2008
  158. Paper classification: some definitions
  159. Former Committees
  160. Planning and Resources Committee
  161. Public Affairs Committee
  162. Senior staff
  163. RCVS Honours
  164. Recipients of RCVS Honours
  165. Royal Charter and legislation
  166. Royal Charters and Bye-Laws
  167. Government legislation
  168. Regulations, rules and the election scheme
  169. Consultations
  170. Our consultations
  171. Proposals for the future of the RCVS Fellowship
  172. Proposal for new Royal Charter
  173. Review of the Day One Competences
  174. Practice Standards Scheme Concept Note
  175. Proposed changes to the CertAVP
  176. Draft Performance Protocol
  177. Specialisation in the veterinary profession
  178. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  179. Disciplinary Committee - proposed case management protocol consultation
  180. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons
  181. Draft Health Protocol
  182. VSA review 2009
  183. EMS review 2009
  184. Review of the PSS manual (2009)
  185. Use of the courtesy title 'Dr' by veterinary surgeons
  186. Practice Standards Scheme review - final stage consultation
  187. Responses to external consultations
  188. Fees
  189. How to pay
  190. Annual renewal fees from 1993
  191. Work for us
  192. Parliamentary Veterinary Internship
  193. Our service promise
  194. Service Standards
  195. How to find us
  196. Contact us
  197. Freedom of Information Act
  198. Complaints about the College
  199. News & events
  200. News
  201. Features
  202. Webinars
  203. Upcoming events
  204. Past events
  205. BSAVA 2014
  206. BSAVA 2013
  207. Joint Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance
  208. RCVS Open Day 2012
  209. VN Golden Jubilee Seminar
  210. Agenda and speaker biographies
  211. Comments from the guestbook
  212. Regional Question Times
  213. RCVS Day
  214. RCVS Day 2011
  215. Information for MPs
  216. Subscribe to RCVS e-News
  217. Contact the press office
  218. Registration
  219. About the RCVS Register
  220. About the VN Register
  221. Royal Charter FAQ
  222. Check the Register
  223. Registration categories
  224. Who can register?
  225. How to register
  226. Graduates from UK veterinary schools
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  240. Romania
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  242. Slovenia
  243. Spain
  244. US/Canadian graduates
  245. Graduates of Commonwealth countries
  246. Visiting European veterinary surgeons
  247. Graduates of other countries
  248. Restricted (Temporary) Registration
  249. Registration dates
  250. Registering as a newly qualified nurse
  251. Overseas qualified veterinary nurses
  252. Completing your annual renewal
  253. Veterinary surgeons
  254. Frequently Asked Questions
  255. Change of category fees
  256. Veterinary nurses
  257. Completing your annual renewal online
  258. Amending your registration
  259. Amending your Register category for vets
  260. Amending your registration for VNs
  261. Voluntary removal and restoration
  262. Veterinary surgeons voluntary removal and restoration
  263. Veterinary nurses voluntary removal and restoration
  264. Letters of good standing
  265. Replacement Membership Certificates
  266. Register of Veterinary Practice Premises
  267. Frequently Asked Questions
  268. Statutory Membership Exam
  269. RCVS requirements for 'intention to sit' and 'seeing practice' forms
  270. Statutory examination information
  271. Pass lists (2006 onwards)
  272. Past papers
  273. Examiners' reports
  274. Timings and venues
  275. Applications for entry
  276. Registration and working in the UK
  277. Good professional standing
  278. VN pre-registration examinations
  279. Contact the Registration Department
  280. Advice & guidance
  281. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  282. Supporting guidance
  283. Code of Professional Conduct app
  284. Veterinary Nurse Rules
  285. Contact the Professional Conduct Department
  286. Contact us
  287. Education
  288. I want to be a vet
  289. I want to be a veterinary nurse
  290. Approved Training Practices
  291. Other animal careers
  292. Extra-mural studies (EMS)
  293. Professional Development Phase (PDP)
  294. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for vets
  295. Professional Development Record for vets
  296. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for VNs
  297. Professional Development Record for VNs
  298. Professional Development Record
  299. Postgraduate education for veterinary surgeons
  300. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)
  301. Enrolment
  302. Module subjects
  303. Designated certificates
  304. Synoptic assessment
  305. Accredited university contact details
  306. Information for universities
  307. Frequently asked questions
  308. Certificates pre-2012
  309. Diplomas
  310. Exam entrance requirements
  311. Exam application
  312. European Diplomas
  313. Fellowships
  314. Advanced Practitioner status
  315. Criteria for eligibilty
  316. Designations
  317. Approved qualifications
  318. Application fee
  319. Specialist status
  320. Approving veterinary degrees
  321. Visitations
  322. Accreditation Standards
  323. RCVS visitors
  324. Approved degrees
  325. Approving veterinary nursing qualifications
  326. Approval criteria
  327. Career development
  328. Pathology
  329. Research
  330. Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  331. Contact the Veterinary Nursing Department
  332. Contact the Education Department
  333. Concerns
  334. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary surgeon
  335. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary nurse
  336. A concern has been raised about me
  337. Information for veterinary surgeons
  338. How we assess and investigate concerns
  339. How we make decisions
  340. Our terms explained
  341. Information for registered veterinary nurses
  342. How we assess and investigate concerns
  343. How we make decisions
  344. Our terms explained
  345. Disciplinary Committee hearings
  346. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) trial
  347. Contact
  348. Practice Standards
  349. About the Practice Standards Scheme
  350. Meet the Inspectors
  351. Christopher Button
  352. Susan Chorlton
  353. Carole Clarke
  354. Philip Clifford
  355. Jim Cumming
  356. Lorna Francis
  357. Ean Garner-Richardson
  358. Mary Glassbrook
  359. Bob Gore
  360. Judith Joyce
  361. Richard Killen
  362. Stuart King
  363. Ian Kynoch
  364. Mike Law
  365. Bob Lehner
  366. Fred McKeating
  367. Paul Mitchell
  368. Stuart Renton
  369. Peter Thomson
  370. Lynn Turner
  371. David Wadsworth
  372. Will Walker
  373. Dudley Watson
  374. Barbara Willis-Clark
  375. Anthony Young
  376. The revised Practice Standards Scheme
  377. Who runs the Scheme?
  378. BAVECC
  379. BCVA
  380. BSAVA
  381. BEVA
  382. BVHA
  383. BVA
  384. BVNA
  385. RCVS
  386. Lay member
  387. VN Council
  388. SPVS
  389. VPMA
  390. How to join the Scheme
  391. Information for existing members
  392. The Practice Standard (February 2015)
  393. The Practice Standard (June 2014)
  394. Practice Standards Scheme review update
  395. Find a Vet – last chance to respond!
  396. Inspectors’ top tip
  397. On the up
  398. Promoting your accreditation
  399. Who runs the Scheme?
  400. Updated manual
  401. Meet the Team
  402. The Practice Standard (January 2014)
  403. Review news
  404. Find a Vet – update us, or face removal
  405. New Year, new CPD
  406. Advice ref cascade consent forms
  407. Ten-second tip: using dataloggers accurately
  408. Talk in York
  409. How did we do?
  410. Meet the Team
  411. The Practice Standard (August 2013)
  412. New Chair: excited about future of the Scheme
  413. Council approves new direction for Scheme
  414. Who’s inspecting you?
  415. Going digital
  416. Autumn congress round up
  417. Code app now available
  418. Surgeries available in Salisbury
  419. Meet the Team
  420. The Practice Standard (May 2013)
  421. Plans for a modular approach shaping up
  422. Wear your badge with pride!
  423. Up to speed on clinical governance?
  424. CPD records online yet?
  425. ‘Top ten’ poster dropped for trial period
  426. Overseas, over here?
  427. Who’s inspecting you?
  428. Surgeries available in Durham
  429. We are listening…
  430. Meet the Team
  431. The Practice Standard (December 2012)
  432. First-rate regulator: what could we do better?
  433. In a tangle on clinical governance?
  434. New Year, new CPD records!
  435. PSS made easy
  436. Lost in a good book?
  437. Are you ignoring your best advocates?
  438. Surgeries available in Oxford
  439. The Practice Standard (December 2011)
  440. Management menu at VPMA
  441. Get your hands on the new RVN badge
  442. Performance Protocol – have your say
  443. PSS surgeries available in Leeds
  444. Free Library trial
  445. VN Trustee sought
  446. Inspector's top tip
  447. The Practice Standard (August 2011)
  448. Biosecurity in veterinary practice
  449. Be prepared!
  450. The Practice Standard (May 2011)
  451. Practice Standards Scheme Manual
  452. Inspection feedback
  453. Promoting your accredited practice
  454. Guidelines on advertising
  455. Contact the Practice Standards Department
  456. Publications
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