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Names removed from Register for non-payment of fees

31 August 2004

Please note that this article is now archived and a list of veterinary surgeons removed is no longer available to view. The veterinary surgeons listed might have since paid their fees, been restored to the Register and permitted to resume veterinary practice. You are advised to check the RCVS Register to determine the current Register status of any RCVS member.

Over 450 Home and Overseas-Practising Members have been removed from the Register with effect from 1 August 2004, by reason of non-payment of the annual retention fee due on 31 March 2004.

This action has been taken in accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and the Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Practitioners (Registration) Regulations 2003.

Attempts have been made to draw the non-payment to the attention of the members concerned, by letters sent to their registered addresses, phone calls, emails and notices in latest news. These efforts have meant that over 100 fewer members have been removed this year compared to 2003.

If, however, any such member has changed his/her address without notifying the RCVS, the reminders might have gone astray. If anyone has a more up-to-date address for any of the members listed below, we would be glad to receive it.

It would be a matter of particular regret if any of the names listed should relate to members who have passed away. The RCVS is not always notified of such circumstances, particularly about members with whom the RCVS has lost contact. If any such names have been included we would, again, wish to be notified so that the list may be amended.

Any removed member who wishes to be restored to the Register, should make immediate application to the Membership Department, sending with his/her application the outstanding amount due in respect of his/her annual fee, together with the restoration fee of £115 required by the Regulations.

A member whose name has been removed from the Register may not practise veterinary surgery until it has been restored to the Register.

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