RegulationVeterinary

Over 400 VNs removed from register for non-payment

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) removed 450 veterinary nurses from the register for non-payment of their annual renewal fee on 1 January 2019.

The annual renewal fee for veterinary nurses is due for payment on 1 November every year, although veterinary nurses have up to midnight on 31 December to pay before they are removed from the register.

Of the 450 VNs who were removed for non-payment this year, some 150 have subsequently applied for restoration to the register, paying a £123 fee to do so. The number of removals as a percentage of the whole VN profession stands at 2.7 percent, 0.8 percent higher than last year.

A list of those who have been removed from the register on 1 January 2019, and who hadn’t restored prior to the 8 January, has been published to assist practices in making checks to ensure that all their veterinary nursing staff are still on the register. This list can be found at: www.rcvs.org.uk/registration/check-the-register/about-the-vn-register/

Those with questions about how to be restored should contact the College’s registration department on 020 7202 0707 or registration@rcvs.org.uk. For questions about paying the annual renewal fee or setting up a direct debit contact the RCVS finance department on 020 7202 0723 or finance@rcvs.org.uk

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