VN Council elections

Nominations for candidates for the 2019 VN Council election have now closed. The names and details of the candidates in this year's elections will be published in due course.

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

The elections will be held between March and April 2019 and votes may be cast online or by postal ballot paper.

The election results are published in early May and the successful candidates begin their terms of office at the RCVS Annual General Meeting, held in July each year.

The VN Council election is independently run by Electoral Reform Services - an experienced provider of ballot advisory and management services to UK and worldwide organisations.

View results of previous elections