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RCVS Covid-19 Taskforce extends remote prescribing guidance

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council Covid-19 Taskforce yesterday (25 June 2020) decided to extend by six weeks the College’s temporary guidance that allows veterinary surgeons to prescribe prescription-only veterinary medicines (POM-Vs) remotely, without first having physically examined the animal, subject to a number of conditions and safeguards being in place.

VN Council approves new Chair and Vice-Chair at June meeting

Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Veterinary Nurses (VN) Council have elected Matthew Rendle RVN as its Chair, the first male veterinary nurse to hold the position.

New report of second national survey on veterinary graduate competency published

The Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) have today published the results of the Graduate and Employer Survey for 2019. New data will allow UK veterinary schools to begin to compare current perceptions of…

VN Council approves ‘Patient-based Assessment’ as alternative to OSCEs

The RCVS Veterinary Nurses (VN) Council has approved an alternative assessment method for those awarding organisations and universities who are unable to provide objectively-structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) under the current social distancing g…

Combined lobbying effort sees vet courses gain ability to apply for extra student places

A joint lobbying effort by the British Veterinary Association (BVA), the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) has seen the Department of Education add veterinary medicine to the list of subjects that can …

Black Lives Matter: RCVS President’s statement to Council

Speaking at the outset of last Thursday’s online RCVS Council meeting (4 June 2020), President Niall Connell made the following statement in response to events surrounding the recent death of George Floyd in the USA:

Professor David Argyle elected RCVS Junior Vice-President for 2020-21

At the June meeting of RCVS Council, members elected Professor David Argyle to be the RCVS Junior Vice-President for 2020-21.

RCVS to hold first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting in July

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) 177th Annual General Meeting will be the first to be held virtually in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the associated government guidance on social distancing.

RCVS Council votes to hold consultation on changes to disciplinary system

At its June 2020 meeting, RCVS Council decided, by majority vote, to consult with the professions on possible changes to the disciplinary system. The proposed changes were developed with the aim of making our system more compassionate and modern, whils…

RCVS Council agrees in principle to wide-scale legislative changes

At the meeting of RCVS Council on Thursday 4 June 2020, members agreed to consult on a set of recommendations that would see wide-scale changes to the legislative framework governing the regulation of the veterinary professions.