What is the order of events?

You and your guests are welcome to arrive 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony for refreshments.

  • At the start, the Chair of VN Council will address the assembly and lead the newly-registered veterinary nurses through their professional declaration.
  • Following this, there is the presentation of a declaration scroll to each VN and the RCVS President's address.
  • There is then a speech by a guest speaker.
  • After the formal proceedings, there are drinks and nibbles, and an opportunity for you to have individual/family group photos taken.

Related FAQs

  • May 2020

    The event takes place at Prince Albert Suite at London Zoo, Regent's Park, NW1 4RY.

    The closest tube station is Camden Town on the Northern Line. Walk south-east from the station on Camden High Street, turn right onto Parkway, then right onto Prince Albert Road. It is the first left and turn right onto Outer Circle.

    Access to the event is through the Prince Albert Gate, 150m east of the main zoo entrance.

    More directions are available on the ZSL website.

    Venue accessibility

    There are several steps leading down to the entrance of the Prince Albert Suite and up to the room itself. There is lift access up to the room, which RCVS staff can direct guests to.

    If you or your guests require an accessible entrance or use of a wheelchair, please provide as much information as you can when registering for the event, so that your needs can be met.

    Autumn 2020

    Venue is to be confirmed.