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.

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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:

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

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