The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) will be trialling a new format for its regular regional question times by holding both veterinary surgeon and veterinary nurse discussion sessions at the event in Surrey next month.

The free regional question time will take place at the Holiday Inn in Guildford on Thursday March 19.

The evening will begin with a buffet supper at 6.30pm with the discussions beginning at 7.15pm, to include a panel comprising RCVS president Stuart Reid, VN council vice-chairman Liz Cox, chief executive Nick Stace and registrar Gordon Hockey.

For the first half of the event vets and VNs will have independent sessions so the issues relevant to them can be discussed – something suggested by delegates at previous regional question times.

The groups will then reconvene for the second half of the meeting to discuss topics that affect the whole of the veterinary team. The event is scheduled to finish at approximately 10pm. Those who wish to register can do so online at by Monday 16 March.

Before the event the RCVS will also hold free 45-minute practice standards scheme (PSS) surgeries with PSS inspector Ean Garner-Richardson between noon and 5pm for those who want to find out more about the PSS or prepare for an inspection.

To book a PSS surgery, or for more information about the regional question time, contact Fiona Harcourt on 020 7202 0773 or
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