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    Vets needed to help test RCVS's new CPD recording system

    The RCVS is calling for veterinary surgeons to help test its new continuing professional development (CPD) recording platform which is currently in development. Earlier this year, the RCVS Council approved the roll-out of a more outcomes-based model...

    Midlands vet reprimanded for alcohol-related incidents

    Midlands-based Dr Lynn Jo Ann Davies MRCVS has been reprimanded and warned by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee for serious professional misconduct involving drink driving convictions and being under the influence of alcohol whilst on duty as a veterinary...

    Appeal by vet convicted of petty felony infraction partly upheld

    The Privy Council has partially upheld and partially dismissed an appeal submitted to it by Dr Gerhard Schulze Allen against a decision by the Disciplinary Committee in January 2018 to have him removed from the Register. The Disciplinary Committee...

    Leicester vet suspended for kicking the dog that bit him

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Leicester-based Jatinder Dhami MRCVS for four months after he was found guilty of kicking and stamping on a dog that had bitten him. The Disciplinary Committee heard three charges against Dr Dhami, relating...

    Vets go back on the Shortage Occupation List

    The Government has announced that it has accepted the recommendation of the Migration Advisory Committee that veterinary surgeons should be added to the Shortage Occupation List. The announcement came in the form of a written statement by the then...

    London-based vet not guilty of serious professional misconduct over care of pregnant Chihuahua

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has decided to take no further action against London-based Eleonora Corsi MRCVS after a hearing regarding the care of a pregnant Chihuahua named Kika. Dr Corsi consulted with Kika's owners about the management of...

    RCVS Knowledge announces winners of first Veterinary Evidence Student Awards

    RCVS Knowledge has announced the winners of the inaugural Veterinary Evidence Student Awards, which were launched last year to engage veterinary students in evidence-based veterinary medicine and to recognise high-quality research from undergraduates...
  • Lincs vet reprimanded for poor aftercare

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded Lincolnshire-based Elizabeth Sing May Law MRCVS after hearing charges against her and Julia Louise Creese MRCVS which concerned an incident where a dog remained at their practice overnight without adequate...

    RCVS publishes 2018 annual report and accounts

    The RCVS has published its Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2018, in which it highlights what it considers to be its major achievements over the year. They include the successful completion of its governance review, the launch of the Graduate...

    346 vets removed from the Register for not coughing up

    The RCVS has removed 346 veterinary surgeons from the Register for non-payment of their annual renewal fee. The final deadline for paying the fee was 31 May 2019, with the 346 who did not pay being removed on 1 June 2019, compared to 308 last year...

    RCVS CPD requirements for vets to change

    The RCVS has announced far-reaching changes to the CPD requirements for veterinary surgeons, agreed by Council at its June meeting. The proposals put to Council by the Education Committee included six key recommendations for changes to CPD policy:...

    New petition calls on the RCVS not to allow remote prescription of POM-Vs

    Shams Mir MRCVS, Chair of the BVU , has launched a petition to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons which asks that they do not allow remote prescription of POM-V medicines without a physical examination, as was proposed and discussed at the Council...

    DC refuses to restore Kent-based former vet ... for the seventh time

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has refused an application by Warwick Seymour-Hamilton to be restored to the Register of Veterinary Surgeons. Mr Seymour-Hamilton was originally removed from the Register in June 1994 for failing to maintain his practice’s...

    Vets urged to take part in RCVS 2019 Survey of the Profession

    This week, the RCVS will be sending every veterinary surgeon its Survey of the Profession, designed amongst other things to help the College and other organisations prioritise the issues they tackle and the support they offer. The survey is conducted...

    RCVS and BVA welcome recommendation to reinstate vets to the Shortage Occupation List

    The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its full review of the Shortage Occupation List and recommended that veterinary surgeons are added to it (page 82). The Committee's decision to recommend the addition of vets to the list is seen...

    Vet nurse struck off after conviction for poisoning dog with insulin

    Dunbartonshire-based Georgina Bretman has been struck off the Register of Veterinary Nurses by the RCVS VN Disciplinary Committee following her conviction in 2017 for causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal. In August 2017, Georgina Bretman...

    Oxfordshire-based vet suspended for six months for communication failures

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Oxfordshire-based practitioner Dr Susan Catherine Mulvey MRCVS for six months, for failing to communicate with clients, professional colleagues and the College. There were two charges against Dr Mulvey...

    It's official: the RCVS is a great place to work

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has been awarded the Laureate Award by the Great Place to Work initiative , for being within the top 50 best places to work in the UK for five years in a row. RCVS CEO Lizzie Lockett said: "I am so proud...

    CPD to become outcomes-based

    The RCVS has announced that over the next few years, it is planning to roll out a new outcomes-based model of continuing professional development (CPD), whereby practitioners will be obliged to reflect upon what they learned and to record their reflections...
  • London vet suspended for stealing puppy

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has suspended London-based veterinary surgeon Dr Zahra Tahaneem Rafiq for six months, and found no misconduct against Mr Oscar Perez Maillo in the hearing of a case in which two newborn puppies were taken from their owner...

    RCVS DC reprimands vet for dishonesty and sharing photos on social media without consent

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded and warned Dr Natalia Anna Strokowska for dishonesty in communication and for failing to get permission to share photos on social media. The Disciplinary Committee considered four charges against Dr Strokowska...

    RCVS President-elect re-elected to Council after record turnout

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has announced that RCVS President-elect Niall Connell, Linda Belton and Jo Dyer have been re-elected to Council after what is believed to have been a record turn out this century. A total of 8,234 votes were...

    If you haven't paid, your RCVS fees are now overdue

    The RCVS is reminding everyone that the annual fee that allows you to remain on the RCVS Register for 2019-2020 is now overdue. At the same time as paying the fee, all veterinary surgeons must annually confirm their Register and correspondence details...
  • An apology: vet retention fees are NOT going to rise.

    This morning, VetSurgeon.org published an April Fools fake news story, to the effect that the RCVS planned to increase retention fees by 150% . I had hoped that the increasing absurdity of the reasons given for the rise might have tipped everyone off...
  • Vet retention fees to rise by shocking 150%

    The RCVS has today announced that retention fees paid by veterinary surgeons are set to rise by 150%, from £340 to £850 per annum. According to the College, the increase in fees is needed primarily to develop its regulatory capacity for...