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Royal College Day 2023

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Date: Friday 7th July 2023

Opening times: 10:30am - 4:00pm

Venue: One Great George Street, 1 Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA


Royal College Day will take place on Friday, 7 July 2023. It is open to all RCVS members and associates.

Register your place

Royal College Day is our annual celebration of achievement within the veterinary and veterinary nursing professions. It falls into two parts; our Annual General Meeting and our Awards Ceremony. For more information please visit the Royal College Day webpage.


Annual General Meeting

  • 10:30am - Registration and refreshments
    Open to all registered veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses
  • 11:00am
    • Formal declaration of RCVS Council election results and appointments
    • Presentation of Annual Report and Financial Statements 2022
    • Council Meeting to approve the new 2023 Officer Team - President, Vice Presidents and Treasurer
  • 12:00pm - AGM closes followed by a buffet lunch in Great Hall

Honours and Awards Ceremony

  • 12:00pm - Afternoon registration
  • 1:00pm Awards Ceremony commences.  Our Awards Ceremony is open to all. 
    • Presentation of Awards
    • Out-going President’s Address, Dr Melissa Donald MRCVS
    • Out-going VN Council Chair's Address, Matthew Rendle RVN
    • Retirement of Treasurer Dr Niall Connell FRCVS & Investiture of new Treasurer, Dr Matshidiso (Tshidi) Gardiner MRCVS
    • Investiture of new VN Council Chair Belinda Andrews-Jones RVN
    • Investiture of new President Dr Susan Paterson FRCVS and Vice Presidents Dr Melissa Donald MRCVS, (SVP) and  Dr Linda Belton MRCVS, (JVP)
    • New President's remarks
    • Guest speaker - Doris-Ann Williams MBE, Chief Executive BIVDA  'Antimicrobial resistance: the hidden pandemic. A one-health perspective'
    • Afternoon Tea in the Great Hall
  • 4:00pm - Royal College Day concludes

RCVS Annual Report and Financial Statements 2022

The deadline for submitting questions relating to the RCVS Annual Report and Financial Statements 2022 is Tuesday, 4 July, 5pm. If you have any questions relating to any other part of the AGM please email Deborah Rowlanes on [email protected]

Event enquiries

Please contact the RCVS Events team on [email protected]

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