The RCVS has removed 247 veterinary nurses from its register for failing to pay their annual renewal fee.

More than 1,000 VNs have not yet paid their £61 renewal fee.
The college has removed 247 VNs from its register for failing to pay their annual fee.

The number is significantly down from 2016, when 692 VNs were removed for non-payment. Throughout the course of last year’s renewal period, emails and texts were sent to members of the profession reminding them the fee was due for payment on or before 31 December.

Letters sent

Letters were also sent to those for whom the college held neither an email address nor mobile telephone number.

The college has now published a list with the names of all those veterinary nurses who have been removed from the register and who had not, as of Friday 13 January, been restored.

Check the list

Practices have been recommended to check the list to ensure any veterinary nurses they employ are on the register and are therefore able to carry out medical treatment and minor acts of veterinary surgery as defined under Schedule 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act.

Those who have been removed from the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses, and who wish to apply to be restored, can do so by contacting the RCVS registration department on 020 7202 0707 or emailing

View your activity >

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of


related content

The RCVS disciplinary committee has ended an inquiry against a Hampshire-based vet after it found no case of “serious” professional misconduct against him – despite finding the majority of charges against him proved.

8 mins

BEVA has defended the work equine vets do to safeguard horse welfare, stating “profit must not be confused with a lack of passion”.

5 mins

The difficulties faced by practices trying to recruit experienced vets has led an increasing number to turn to new graduates. Taking on inexperienced vets can be a challenge, but when it works, the rewards to both employer and employee are substantial, says Jenny Stuart.

10 mins

Calls to introduce screening of potential vet students to improve well-being in the profession have been debunked by mental health campaigners and veterinary associations.

5 mins

The RVC has received a gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest rating a university can receive.

5 mins

Jane RVN delves into the BVNA and BSAVA archives to try and discover who decided veterinary nurses should wear green uniforms.

12 mins