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Royal College Day 2023

On Friday, 7 July 2023 we 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 2022 AGM minutes
  3. Presentation of the Annual Report and Statement of Accounts for the year ending 31 December 2022
  4. Questions from members
  5. Council elections, new members and retirements
  6. Announcement of date and venue for 2024 AGM
  7. Address by RCVS CEO Lizzie Lockett
  8. Meeting to elect President, Vice-Presidents and Treasurer

Honours and Awards Ceremony

  1. Welcome back and overview of the Honours & Awards presentations
  2. Presentation of RCVS Knowledge Awards for Quality Improvement
  3. Presentation of books to the RCVS Knowledge Library from BSAVA
  4. Presentation of the RCVS Student Community Awards
  5. Presentation of the RCVS International Awards
  6. Presentation of the RCVS Impact Awards
  7. Presentation of the RCVS Inspiration Awards
  8. Presentation of the RCVS Queen’s Medal
  9. Address from Chair of VN Council
  10. Investiture of new VN Chair
  11. Address from the new VN Chair
  12. Address from outgoing RCVS President
  13. Investiture of new President and Vice-Presidents
  14. Investiture of Officer Team
  15. Remarks from the new RCVS President
  16. Talk from Guest Speaker – Doris-Ann Williams MBE, Chief Executive BIVDA. Doris-Ann Williams' talk commences at 1h:17m of the RCVS Day Awards recording.

Guest Speaker

During the day, as well as celebrating with those receiving RCVS and RCVS Knowledge awards, we were joined by our invited keynote speaker Doris-Ann Williams MBE, Chief Executive at BIVDA whose presentation was 'Antimicrobial resistance: the hidden pandemic. A one-health perspective'.