The VMD has agreed to a 15% reduction in the joining/re-registration fee for inclusion on the Register of Veterinary Practice Premises, following requests by the RCVS.
The VMD has agreed to a 15% reduction in the joining/re-registration fee for inclusion of practice premises on the Register of Veterinary Practice Premises, following a request to reduce these fee amounts by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
The Register of Veterinary Practice Premises (RVPP) joining/re-registration fee, due by April 1 for the year ahead, will drop from £40 to £34.
Veterinary surgeons may only supply veterinary medicines from registered premises, and the RVPP is maintained by the RCVS on behalf of the VMD.
The RCVS writes to all practices that do not renew their RVPP entry, and records any practice premises that do not pay their registration fees as “inactive”. These details are also provided to the VMD.
RCVS president Jacqui Molyneux said: “Now the register is well established, and after careful calculation of the overheads involved in collecting these fees and maintaining the register, we have been able to justify a reduction in the RVPP fee, which I’m sure will be welcomed by practitioners.”
Practice Standards Scheme members, whose RVPP costs are incorporated into the scheme’s fees, will shortly receive an invoice from the RCVS.
- Practices that are unsure if their premises are registered for this year, or anyone with queries about practice premises registration should contact the college’s registration department on 020 7202 0707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.