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Face coverings for vet practice clients

Following the Prime Minister’s statement on 27 November, it will become compulsory to wear face coverings in shops and on public transport from 30 November in England (similar rules are already in force in the rest of the UK).

Cheques and postal orders to be phased out from 2022

From 1 January 2022, the RCVS will no longer accept fee payments made by either cheque, postal order or payable order, and will only accept online payments.

Candidate nomination period now open for 2022 online elections to RCVS and VN Councils

Veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses can now put themselves forward as candidates in the 2022 elections for RCVS Council and Veterinary Nurses (VN) Council respectively. Both elections will, once again this year, be held completely online.

Latest figures on vet nurse CPD hours show exceptional levels of compliance across the profession

The RCVS has released data which reveals that an exceptionally high proportion of veterinary nurses completed their required CPD hours last year. The most recent figures showed that in 2020, 92% of veterinary nurses who had their records audited had co…

Stakeholders from across the veterinary professions come together to discuss the future of EMS

On Monday 22 November, current vet students, newly qualified vets, veterinary employers and representatives from vet schools and the wider profession attended the RCVS Extra-Mural Studies (EMS) Stakeholder meeting in central London to discuss what extr…

RCVS to vacate Westminster premises by end of March 2022

Following the sale of the RCVS Westminster premises in March 2021, RCVS Council has recently decided that the organisation, including its charity partner RCVS Knowledge, will now formally vacate the premises by 31 March 2022.

Students and new members encouraged to attend webinar on handling difficult situations early in practice

Veterinary students and those who have recently joined the RCVS Register of Veterinary Surgeons – whether as new UK graduates or overseas-educated vets – are encouraged to attend a free one-hour interactive webinar next month on how to handle some of the difficult situations they might encounter in the first few months in practice.

Council approves new accreditation standards and methodology for Veterinary Degrees

At the 11 November meeting of the RCVS Council, members voted by a significant majority to adopt contemporary new accreditation standards and methodology for veterinary degrees, which will be implemented from 2023 onwards.

RCVS Council approves implementation of reforms to disciplinary system

At its November 2021 meeting, RCVS Council approved the implementation of a clearer and more streamlined process for how we investigate concerns raised about the professional conduct of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses, as well as an alternati…

Veterinary professionals asked to take part in consultation on VN professional requirements

Members of the veterinary team can have their say on the future of how student veterinary nurses are educated and trained in our new consultation looking at the competences, skills and professional behaviours required of newly-qualified veterinary nurs…