Vets and vet nurses wishing to take on a role in their profession’s investigatory committees are invited to an open day to find out more about what they involve.

The college’s recruitment drive follows the LRO to separate committee members from council.

In January, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) will be looking to recruit veterinary members for its preliminary investigation committee (PIC), disciplinary committee (DC) and veterinary nurse preliminary investigation committee (VN PIC). The recruitment drive follows a legislative reform order (LRO) last year to reconstitute them separately from the college’s council, which means committees must be made up of veterinary and lay members not on council.

The open day for potential members – which is taking place at the RCVS’ Belgravia House on December 15, 9:30am to 4pm – will, said the college, provide the opportunity for those who are interested in applying to talk to members of the committees about what being on them is like, as well as the type of cases dealt with.

Recruitment consultants will be on hand to explain the hiring process and attendees will be able to put questions to RCVS registrar Gordon Hockey.

According to the college, committee members will be appointed on the advice of an independent selection committee. Four veterinary surgeons will be sought for DC, while three will be hired for PIC, and two registered veterinary nurses and a veterinary surgeon will be hired for VN PIC. Applications are particularly sought from practising or recently retired clinicians, said the RCVS.

Those interested in attending the open day should contact Peris Dean on or 020 7202 0761 to register an interest or request an agenda.

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