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VN Council election 2022

Please note: the 2022 VN Council election has now closed and the results can be downloaded from here

There are eight candidates standing in this year’s election, one of whom is a current member of VN Council, and eight of whom are not on VN Council. 

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

Update as at 27 February 2022: there are now eight candidates standing for VN Council in the 2022 election as one candidate has decided to withdraw her candidacy for personal reasons. 

Quiz the candidates

As with previous years, we are asking members of the veterinary nursing profession to submit a question for this year's VN Council election candidates. Each candidate can then choose to produce a short video of themselves answering two of the questions of their choice which will be published when the election starts.

Questions can be submitted by emailing or via the RCVS Twitter account (@theRCVS) using the hashtag #VNvote22. Questions must be submitted by Monday 21 February 2022

The candidates' videos will be available to view on their individual pages at the start of the election. 

How to vote

The RCVS has gained permission from the Privy Council once again this year to temporarily amend its Election Scheme to allow voting to take place entirely online this year. This means that physical ballot papers will not be distributed this year.

The small minority of veterinary nurses for whom we do not hold an email address will receive a letter with instructions on how to vote online, in addition to their unique code for the voting website. 

Voting is due to open on the week commencing 14 March when Civica Election Services (formerly Electoral Reform Services), which runs the election on our behalf, will send emails to all veterinary nurses eligible to vote with a secure link to a unique voting website. This year voters will be able to cast votes for two candidates of their choice.

All votes must be cast by 5pm on Friday, 22 April 2022.

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.