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346 vets removed from the Register for non-payment of fees

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. Those who have been removed from the Register but have subsequently paid to be restored are not named on the list.

The RCVS sent reminders to members of the profession, including emails, text messages, and letters, reminding them that the fee was due. Additional letters were sent to those for whom we do not hold an email address or mobile telephone number.

A list of those who have not paid their fee has now been published and can be found on the RCVS website. Practices are encouraged to check the list to ensure that no employees are named.

Anyone removed from the Register can no longer call themselves a veterinary surgeon, use the postnominals MRCVS or carry out acts of veterinary surgery – to do so would be in breach of the Veterinary Surgeons Act and therefore illegal.

We would also like to remind veterinary surgeons that, although paying the fee is required to remain on the Register, to complete their registration in full they need to confirm they are compliant with the continuing professional development (CPD) requirement and complete the criminal disclosures form. Both of these are required by the Code of Professional Conduct and can be completed on the “My Account” area.

Anyone with queries about completing the registration process should contact our Registration Department on 020 7202 0707 or registration@rcvs.org.uk.

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