Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons reminds veterinary employers to check the registration status of their employees after removing 369 vets from register for non-payment of fees.

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has announced it has removed more than 350 vets from the register as they have not paid their retention fees.

If a vet wishes to restore to the register, he or she will have to pay a £299 restoration fee as well as the full retention fee.The deadline for payment was May 31 (2013) and was missed by 369 registrants. These vets are now off the register until they pay the £299 fee, plus an extra restoration fee of “at least £299”. The restoration fee, says the college, “multiplies each successive year a removed member remains off the register”.

A list of veterinary surgeons who were removed and who had not been restored by June 24 can be found here and on the RCVS’ website. This list has been published, says the college, to alert those vets who have not replied to its requests to check their register status, and to remind veterinary employers to check the registration status of their employees.

The registration status of any vet or veterinary nurse can be checked online at www.rcvs.org.uk/check-the-register

A veterinary surgeon’s registration acts as a licence to practise and those removed from the register may not practise unless and until they have been restored.

For more information, as well as an application form to restore to the register, visit the RCVS’ website.

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