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Welcome to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' website for animal owners

How we make decisions

We have produced guidance for making decisions at Stage 1 and Stage 2 of our concerns investigation process, as detailed below.

For details about how we decide whether or not a case falls within our remit, see what you need to know first.

 

Stage 1

Aim: to guide the decision-making process of the Case Examiner Group as it decides whether to conclude an investigation into a veterinary nurse or refer a case to Stage 2 (RVN Preliminary Investigation Committee).

Download the Stage 1 guidance

 

Stage 2

Aim: to guide the decision making process of the RVN Preliminary Investigation Committee as it decides whether to refer a case about a veterinary nurse to Stage 3 (RVN Disciplinary Committee).

Download the Stage 2 guidance

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