RCVS appoints new chairs to DC and PIC committees

Two of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) statutory committees have appointed new chairs.

The RCVS Disciplinary Committee (DC) has appointed Ian Arundale as its new chair, with Dr Martin Whiting as the new vice chair, Additionally,  the RCVS Preliminary Investigation Committee (PIC) has appointed Dr Bradley Viner as its new chair.

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The Disciplinary Committee conducts the RCVS disciplinary hearings, tribunals where charges are heard against a veterinary surgeon alleging that he or she is guilty of serious professional misconduct, or that he or she is unfit to practise because of a criminal conviction.

The PIC is a statutory committee tasked with investigating concerns made to the RCVS in which there is an arguable case for serious professional misconduct.

Arundale said: “I am pleased to have been selected as DC Chair and am looking forward to chairing the committee.

“The role of the DC is crucial to ensuring the RCVS protects and upholds the high standards of the UK veterinary professions, and I am humbled to be in a position to support this important function.”

RCVS registrar, Eleanor Ferguson, added: “As chairs of our statutory committees, both Bradley and Ian will play a crucial role in upholding the integrity of and public confidence in the veterinary profession.

“I have no doubt that they are well-equipped for the roles, bring a wide range of skills and experience, and will chair these important committees effectively.”

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