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About the Register of Veterinary Surgeons

We (the RCVS) are required by law to maintain a Register of Veterinary Surgeons eligible to practise in the United Kingdom. This Register is in the form of a database.

The Register contains the following information:

  • The vet’s full name and any change of name since registration.
  • Their Register address. This might be their place of work or home address.
  • Information about their registrable qualification, including the name of the college or university at which the qualification was obtained.
  • The date of their first admission to the Register.
  • Their membership or registration number.

The information on this list can be shared with the public and other members of the profession upon request. A limited number of hard copies of the Register are also available to buy. Please get in touch with our Registration Team for more information. 

Any other data held in our membership database will not be shared without the permission of the member.

Changes to a Register entry

If you’re a veterinary surgeon on our Register, you must notify us within 28 days of any changes to your Register entry. The quickest and easiest way to do this is via My Account.

If you know that a member is no longer at their Register address, please ask them to contact us as soon as possible.

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