The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) introduces new heads of veterinary nursing and education departments.

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has announced it has appointed new heads of veterinary nursing and education.
Julie Dugmore, RCVS head of veterinary nursing.RVN Julie Dugmore has been appointed as the head of veterinary nursing, replacing Libby Earle, who took early retirement in April.

Mrs Dugmore, who first registered in 1987, initially joined the college in December 2002 as an external verifier. She later became VN quality manager and will take up her new post on October 1, 2013.
Christine Warman, meanwhile, has been appointed as head of education and will join the college in early November.

According to the college, Ms Warman has a wealth of experience in the education sector, having established her own consultancy in 2000 to provide a range of project management and qualification development and quality assurance services.

RCVS head of education, Christine WarmanPrior to this, she had worked for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, coordinating the occupational standards programme. She had also worked for the National Council for Vocational Qualifications as development co-ordinator.
This is not Ms Warman’s first contact with the RCVS, however. In 2006, she provided project management services and developed research funding proposals for the college’s “Gateway to the Professions” careers project.
Ms Warman takes the role after Freda Andrews, who was the head of education at the college for nearly 14 years, was promoted to the new role of director of education. Mrs Andrews will now oversee both the education and veterinary nursing departments.
Mrs Andrews said: “I am delighted to welcome Julie and Christine to their new posts. Their combined experience will give us a strong foundation for the ongoing development of the education and training functions within the college, for both veterinary nurses and veterinary surgeons.”

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