The RCVS has opened the application period for those interested in applying for the college’s new fellowship initiative.

Nick Bacon
Nick Bacon, chair of the Fellowship Board, speaking at the RCVS’ inaugural fellowship day on 19 October 2016.

The fellowship was relaunched earlier this year with three new routes to entry and a greater focus on giving vets from all parts of the profession the opportunity to become an RCVS fellow.

Success in numbers

In the first round, more than 50 people applied through one of the three routes:

  • meritorious contribution to knowledge
  • meritorious contribution to clinical practice
  • meritorious contribution to the profession

Of these, 44 were successful, and honoured at the college’s inaugural annual fellowship day on 19 October, where they received their certificates of fellowship from RCVS president Chris Tufnell.

Celebrating contributions

Nick Bacon chairs the fellowship board, which assesses the applications. He said: “The fellowship day was a great success and celebrated the contributions of many colleagues who had a wide range of veterinary careers and expertise.

“I hope to see many similar days over the coming years and would encourage experienced veterinary surgeons who feel they have made a significant contribution to our profession to apply to become a fellow – whether you are from teaching, research, industry or clinical practice.”

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