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Preliminary Investigation Committee

The Preliminary Investigation Committee (PIC) is a statutory committee under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.

Seven veterinary surgeons and six non-veterinary members are appointed to the PIC to assist the assessment and investigation of concerns.

Meetings of the Committee take place every two weeks (occasionally once a month) throughout the year, to decide if cases should be referred to a Disciplinary Committee hearing. The PIC Chairman provides a report of the Committee's activities to RCVS Council at three of the Council's meetings each year.


Committee Clerk

Sandra Neary  (T 020 7202 0730,  [email protected])

PIC reports to Council 

If you require any earlier reports dating back to November 1999, please contact the Professional Conduct Department.

NB  With effect from 3 July 2013, and with the introduction of the Legislative Reform Order (LRO), there are no longer Lay Observers as lay members are now full members of the PIC.

View PIC Lay Observers' Reports to Council with the PIC response.