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Dog microchip scan
23 March 2016

College produces new guidance on compulsory microchipping of dogs

We have produced new guidance for both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses on the compulsory microchipping regulations for dogs, which will come into force in England, Scotland and Wales next month.
BSAVA Congress 2016
11 March 2016

College tackling the big issues at BSAVA Congress 2016

We will be at the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress next month where we'll be promoting our new Practice Standards Scheme and upcoming ethical review trial, among other initiatives.
Disciplinary Committee gavel
4 March 2016

Disciplinary Committee to meet in March 2016

In March 2016, the RCVS Disciplinary Committee will be holding a restoration hearing at the College’s offices in Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF.
CPD examples
1 March 2016

College launches 'CPD Champions' blog

We have launched our new 'CPD Champions' blog written by and for members of the profession to encourage their colleagues to engage with continuing professional development (CPD).
Veterinary nurse protect the title
16 February 2016

Petition on protecting the VN title closes with over 36,000 signatures

Our petition asking the Government to protect the title ‘veterinary nurse’ has now closed, with over 36,000 people having supported the campaign.
Disciplinary Committee gavel
16 February 2016

Ceredigion vet suspended from the Register for six months

The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has directed that a Ceredigion veterinary surgeon be suspended from the Register for six months after he admitted to misconduct relating to tuberculin testing for cattle he owned and failing to register the births and deaths of cattle.
Disciplinary Committee gavel
12 February 2016

Disciplinary Committee suspends Shropshire vet from the Register

The Disciplinary Committee of the RCVS has suspended a Shropshire veterinary surgeon from the Register for 10 weeks after he admitted being dishonest with a client and falsifying records about the treatment of her dog.
Stuart Reid (left) awards a Fellowship to Professor Kenneth Smith
11 February 2016

College looks to recruit experienced veterinary surgeons to take the new Fellowship forward

We are currently looking for experienced veterinary surgeons to take forward the next stage of our redevelopment of the RCVS Fellowship.
Gavel
2 February 2016

RCVS Disciplinary Committee directs Newcastle vet be struck off

The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has [on Friday 26 January 2016] directed that the name of a Newcastle-based veterinary surgeon be removed from the Register of Veterinary Surgeons after he was found unfit to practise veterinary surgery following a Crown Court conviction for offences of manslaughter, assault and drug possession.
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8 December 2015

Vet Futures: What role might patient safety play in the veterinary profession?

What role might patient safety play in the veterinary profession? That’s the question posed by this month’s Vet Futures blogger, Mark Turner, who considers what the profession could learn from the NHS.
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