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Royal College Day 2022

On Friday, 8 July 2022 the RCVS held Royal College Day, our Annual General Meeting, Council Meeting and Honours and Awards Ceremony celebrating achievements within the veterinary and veterinary nursing professions. Recordings of both sections of the event are available to watch below.

Annual General Meeting/Council Meeting

  1. Welcome and Opening Address
  2. AGM notification statement and approval of 2021 AGM minutes
  3. Presentation of the Annual Report and Statement of Accounts for the year ending 31 December 2021
  4. Questions from members
  5. Council elections, new members and retirements
  6. Announcement of date and venue for 2023 AGM
  7. Address by RCVS CEO Lizzie Lockett
  8. Meeting to elect President, Vice-Presidents and Treasurer

Honours & Awards Ceremony

  1. Welcome back and overview of the Honours & Awards presentations
  2. Presentation of RCVS Knowledge Awards for Quality Improvement; Veterinary Evidence Student Award; and Plowright Prize
  3. Presentation of books to the RCVS Knowledge Library from BSAVA
  4. Presentation of the Mind Matters Initiative’s Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant
  5. Presentation of the RCVS Student Community Awards
  6. Presentation of the RCVS Compassion Awards
  7. Presentation of the RCVS Honorary Associateships
  8. Presentation of the RCVS International Awards
  9. Presentation of the RCVS Impact Awards
  10. Presentation of the RCVS Inspiration Awards
  11. Presentation of the RCVS Queen’s Medal
  12. Address from Chair of VN Council
  13. Address from outgoing RCVS President
  14. Investiture of new President and Vice-Presidents
  15. Remarks from the new RCVS President
  16. Talk from Guest Speaker – Dr Jim Green, Director of Operations at the British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (BARTA)


During the day, whilst we celebrated with those receiving RCVS and RCVS Knowledge awards, we were also joined by our invited keynote speaker Jim Green, Director of Operations, BARTA whose presentation was on ‘Connections that count: integrating vets and emergency responders to meet societal needs'.