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Check our Registers

We register veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to practise in the UK, on the basis of their educational qualifications and continued ethical and professional good standing.

If you would like to check our registers of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses, please use either of the following services on our Find a Vet website:

Please note: there are a number of different registration categories available for veterinary surgeons; for more information on these please view the 'registration categories' page.

Professional Qualifications Act 2022

As of October 2022, regulators in the UK, under the Professional Qualifications Act 2022, are required to publish certain information about requirements to practise the profession.

For a detailed explanation of why we publish this information please visit the website.

In order to graduate as a veterinary surgeon or nurse in the UK you must hold one of the following qualification types:-

  • Veterinary surgeons - Veterinary degree
  • Veterinary nurses - Higher Education (HE) qualification or Further Education (FE) qualification

Below you can see information on the number of veterinary surgeons and nurses admitted to the Register, along with the number refused, and the reason.