More than 500 vets have had their names removed from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Register of Veterinary Surgeons for failing to pay their annual retention fees.
More than 500 vets have had their names removed from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ (RCVS) Register of Veterinary Surgeons for failing to pay their annual retention fees.
In total, 563 names have been taken off the register and placed on a list published online by the RCVS.
The list shows those who have remained off the register as of July 31, 2012 and can been seen at www.rcvs.org.uk/removals2012
Christine Fraser, RCVS head of registration, said: “If you know anyone who appears on this list and who is still working in the UK, you may wish to advise them they need to contact RCVS as a matter of urgency to restore their name to the register.
“We would like to ask veterinary surgeons who have not yet confirmed their registration details, which is now part of the annual renewal process, to please make sure this is done by September 30 .”
Information for those who have been removed from the register on how to restore their name can be found at www.rcvs.org.uk/registration or call 0207 2020707.
RCVS membership falls into three categories: UK practising (£299 per year), overseas (£150 per year) and non-practising (£49).