The annual fee for practices to remain on the Register of Veterinary Practice Premises (RVPP) for 2014-15 is now due.
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has sent invoices to all practice premises asking them to pay the fee by the April 10 deadline in order to comply with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMRs), which state that veterinary surgeons may only supply veterinary medicinal products (with the exclusion of AVM-GSL products) from registered veterinary practice premises.
Practices accredited under the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) will have the RVPP fee incorporated into the scheme’s annual renewal fee, which also needs to be paid by April 10. Compliance with the VMRs is checked as part of the PSS inspection process.
Practice premises that are not part of the PSS pay the RVPP fee only and may be subject to inspection by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate to check that they are compliant with the regulations, for which they have to pay an additional fee.
Fees can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or BACS. Details of how to pay by these methods are contained on the invoices.