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

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