The RCVS has announced that the annual renewal fee for veterinary surgeons will increase by 6% subject to government approval. 

RCVS Council recommended the increase due to inflationary pressures and increased business costs.

Dr Tshidi Gardiner MRCVS, RCVS Treasurer, said: “We recognise that these are difficult economic times, so Council has endeavoured to limit the fee increase as far as possible; however, in proposing these new fees, Council has had to take account both of increased costs due to inflation, and of additional costs related to ensuring we are fulfilling our regulatory remit to the best of our abilities and meeting our strategic priorities.

“For example, increased costs related to the additional number of veterinary degrees coming on stream, modernising our membership database, our Charter Case Committee, the trial of our private prosecutions protocol against non-vets breaching the Veterinary Surgeons Act, and much more besides.”

Vets need to pay their annual renewal this year by 1st April.

Anyone who hasn't paid by 1st May will face a late payment charge of £35.

Anyone who hasn't paid by 1st June risks removal from the Register.

As part of the annual renewal process, vets also need to confirm their registration and contact details, declare any convictions and declare they are compliant with the College’s requirements for continuing professional development (CPD).

Anyone who expects to encounter any difficulties in paying their fees is asked to contact the RCVS Finance Team on or 020 7202 0722.

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