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Royal College Day

Guests at RCVS Day

When is Royal College Day?

COVID-19 update: in line with government advice on social distancing, we have reviewed Royal College Day, scheduled to take place in July 2020 and have made the difficult decision to postpone the Honours and Awards section of the day until Thursday, 10 September 2020. Details on how to register will be available soon.

The AGM took place on Friday, 10 July 2020. You can read more about our Royal College Day, AGM 2020 event.


What is Royal College Day?

Royal College Day is our annual celebration of achievement within the veterinary and veterinary nursing professions.

It is held in July each year and falls into 2 parts: our Annual General Meeting and our Awards Ceremony.


Annual General Meeting

The AGM starts at 10am and is open to all registered veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

During the AGM we formally declare the names of the candidates newly elected and appointed to RCVS Council and VN Council, and present the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the previous year ended 31 December.

There is also the opportunity for registered veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to ask questions.

Minutes from the past 5 AGMs are available to download from the related documents section. 


Awards Ceremony

Our Awards Ceremony starts around 11am, and is open to all, including our award holders, their friends and family, and anyone with an interest in the achievements and advancements within the veterinary professions. 

The awards we present typically include:

The awards are presented by the outgoing President who also gives an address reflecting on his/her year of tenure. This is followed by the investiture of the new President and Presidential team.

Once all the formal proceedings are over, a Guest Speaker is invited to deliver a keynote address, and then all guests relax over lunch and drinks.


Previous Royal College Days

Below is a list of reports (including photographs) from previous Royal College Days: