As the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), we register veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to practise in the UK, and regulate their educational, ethical and clinical standards.
Our aim is to safeguard the health and welfare of animals under veterinary care, protect the interests of those dependent on animals and assure public health.
In this section you can find out more about the veterinary and veterinary nursing professions, and how we regulate them.
There is also information about the Riding Establishments Inspection Scheme.
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