The RCVS is calling for its members to nominate veterinary surgeons and non-veterinary surgeons who merit the award of Honorary Associateship or Honorary Fellowship. These awards will be presented on RCVS Day 2011.
The RCVS is calling for its members to nominate veterinary surgeons and non-veterinary surgeons who merit the award of Honorary Associateship or Honorary Fellowship.
Honorary fellowships can be awarded to up to 3 veterinary surgeons in any year for their service to, or special eminence in, the cause of veterinary science. Nominees for Honorary Fellowships must be members of the RCVS and have been a member, or held a registrable qualification, for at least 20 years.
Honorary associates are awarded annually to people, not necessarily vets, by reason of their special eminence in, or special service to, the veterinary profession. RCVS Council has agreed that these should only be people ineligible for election as honorary fellows.
Nominations must be received by the president, Peter Jinman, by September 3. Members can obtain nomination forms from the RCVS Executive Office by calling 0207 202 0761 or via email to email@example.com.
All nominations need to include the particular reasons why the honour/award should be conferred, along with supporting statements from 2 referees, at least one of whom must not be a working colleague of the person nominated.
Nominations will be considered at the meeting of the Nominations Committee on October 14, and awards made at RCVS Day on July 1, 2011.
Details of Honorary Fellowship and Honorary Associateship award holders can be found in the Register of Veterinary Surgeons, with the addition (since July 2) of Dr Tony Lawrence and Professor Martin Shirley (Honorary Associates), and Professor Elizabeth Simpson and Professor Peter Roeder (Honorary Fellowships).