Nominations have now opened for candidates who wish to stand in the 2011 elections to RCVS Council and RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council. Nominations must be made in writing and received by RCVS registrar Jane Hern on or before January 31, 2011.

Nominations have now opened for candidates who wish to stand in the 2011 elections to RCVS Council and RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council.

Six seats on RCVS Council and two on VN Council are due to be filled in the 2011 elections. Those elected will take their seats on RCVS Day next July, to serve four-year terms, and will be expected to spend at least six to eight days a year attending council meetings, working parties and subcommittees.

RCVS registrar Jane HernRCVS registrar Jane Hern said: “We are always pleased when veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses are prepared to contribute personally to the activities of the college and the governance of their own professions.

“Serving as a council member requires a fair amount of an individual’s time and effort however, so we are announcing the nomination period in good time to allow people the chance to consider their options and make plans accordingly.”

All prospective candidates need to provide the signatures and registered/listed addresses of two proposers, and should also submit a short biography, manifesto and photograph for inclusion in the RCVS News Extra election specials. Nobody can nominate more than one candidate, and no current member of the RCVS Council or VN Council may make nominations.

Nominations must be made in writing on the prescribed form and received by the registrar on or before the closing date of January 31, 2011. Full details and guidance notes are available for both RCVS Council and VN Council submissions.

Nomination forms for RCVS Council may be requested from Gabi Braun (020 7222 0761 or executiveoffice@rcvs.org.uk) and those for VN Council from Annette Amato (020 7202 0713 or a.amato@rcvs.org.uk).

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