VN Council elections

RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council comprises 14 members: six elected veterinary nurses, two appointed veterinary nurse members, two appointed veterinary surgeon members and four appointed lay members.

In November 2017 VN Council agreed changes to its governance arrangements, reducing the number of elected members from eight to six and introducing new appointed veterinary nurse, veterinary surgeon and lay members. Another key change is that the term of office for VN Council members has been reduced from four to three years and the same three-term limit also applies. These changes also meant that no VN Council election was held last year.

Prospective candidates are welcome to contact the Registrar, Eleanor Ferguson ( or the CEO, Lizzie Lockett ( for more information about the role of the College and/or VN Council members.

VN Council election 2019

No election for VN Council will be taking place this year as only two candidates put themselves forward for the two available places, meaning they were automatically elected for three-year terms.

The two who stood for election this year are current VN Council member and former Chair Liz Cox and newcomer Jane Davidson. Despite no election taking place we decided to publish their candidate manifestos and statements so that members of the profession are aware of who they are and why they stood. This article is available to read here.

View results of previous elections