The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is calling for members to nominate veterinary surgeons and non-veterinary surgeons who merit the award of Honorary Associateship or Honorary Fellowship.

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is calling for members to nominate veterinary surgeons and non-veterinary surgeons who merit the award of Honorary Associateship or Honorary Fellowship.

RCVS senior vice-president Peter Jinman hands Des Thompson his fellowship scrollHonorary Associateships are awarded annually to people by reason of their special eminence in, or special service to, the veterinary profession. These people are not necessarily veterinary surgeons, but RCVS Council has agreed that they should only be those ineligible for election as honorary fellows.

Honorary Fellowships can be awarded to up to 3 veterinary surgeons in any one year for their service to, or special eminence in, the cause of veterinary science.

Nominees for Honorary Fellowships must be members of the RCVS and have been a member (or held a registrable qualification) for at least 20 years.

Nominations must be received by RCVS president Jerry Davies before September 2, 2011 and must include specific reasons why the honour/award should be conferred, along with supporting statements from two referees. Details of other requirements are covered by the guidance notes, supplied along with the nomination form.

RCVS honours awarded in 2011 included an associateship for Liverpool-based academic Soraya Shirazi-Beechey and honorary fellowships for “veterinary stalwarts” James Kirkwood and Des Thomson OBE (pictured with then-president Peter Jinman).

 

View your activity >

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar

wpDiscuz