The RCVS has removed 346 veterinary surgeons from its register, after they failed to pay their annual fees.
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 the college did not have an email address or mobile telephone number for.
A list of vets removed have been placed online, and the college has encouraged surgeries to check the register to ensure none of their employees are on there.
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.