RCVS Council election 2019

Please note: the RCVS Council election for 2019 closed at 5pm on Friday, 26 April.

There are 9 candidates standing in this year’s election, including 5 existing Council members eligible for re-election and 4 candidates not currently on Council. 

You may view their contact details, biographies and manifestos by clicking on the names below:

Following the changes made to the College’s governance arrangements last year, after a Legislative Reform Order changing the size and composition of Council was passed by Parliament, there will be only 3 elected places available for the candidates, as opposed to 6 in the years prior to the governance changes.


Quiz the candidate videos

Each candidate has again been asked to produce a video in which they answer 2 questions submitted by the profession. These are available on the candidates' profiles and on our YouTube channel.


How to vote

Voting opened on Wednesday, 27 March and closes at 5pm on Friday, 26 April 2019.

Those veterinary surgeons eligible to vote online using their unique security codes (sent by post and email) at www.ersvotes.com/vetvote19 


Please note: Under the RCVS Election Scheme, as approved by the Privy Council, the RCVS Registrar shall not be required to circulate an election statement which they consider to be defamatory (or otherwise unlawful), or factually misleading and may, when the statement cannot be agreed with the candidate, either edit the election statement or decide not to circulate it.