The RCVS has opened an online Book of Remembrance following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, to allow all members of the veterinary professions to pay their respects.

The online book invites veterinary surgeons to leave written messages of condolence, and pictures.

The book will be available until Monday 3rd October.

Dr Melissa Donald MRCVS, President of the RCVS who will be attending the Queen’s state funeral on behalf of the College, said: “I, along with my colleagues in the Officer Team and on RCVS and VN Councils, were greatly saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty the Queen last week.

“As our Patron and benefactor since her accession to the throne 70 years ago, as a keen supporter of the veterinary professions who had many interactions with its members, and as an animal-lover, we were keen to give veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses the opportunity to leave messages of condolence, anecdotes about meeting Her Majesty, and tributes for her many years of duty and service to this country.

“After it closes, we plan to save a digital copy of the online book in the RCVS historical archives for posterity.”

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